Leadership Greater Rochester and Youth Leadership Programs


This nine-month program is your gateway to involvement and connections in the greater Rochester communities. Dedicated to the development of community-minded leaders, the program’s goal is to help develop the skills of emerging leaders from across the community. The program provides participants with an opportunity to meet local elected officials and community leaders to gain insight into the region’s unique history, activities and economy.

Participants meet one day each month and are immersed in a different component of the community such as health care, local government, history, law enforcement, education, economic growth and human services. Meetings are held at various locations providing an insiders‘ perspective and private tour.

If you are looking to learn in-depth about the greater Rochester area or connect employees to the community, the Chamber is currently accepting applications for the Class of 2018-2019.

Contact the Chamber office at 248-651-6700 or info@rrc-mi.com for more detail on joining an upcoming Leadership Greater Rochester class.



Leadership Greater Rochester Sponsored by:

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Sponsor Leadership Greater Rochester

Our mission is to build a broad-based network of community leaders to enhance their leadership abilities and skills through continuing education, shared perspectives and community involvement in order to enable them to work toward solutions in the public interest. 

SOLD- Presenting Sponsor: $5000, 1 available

• 2 enrollees in program

• Table of 10 at Graduation

• 2 tickets to Leadership kick-off event

• Speaking opportunities

• Logo recognition

• One event hosted at sponsor’s facility

SOLD- Graduation Luncheon Presenting Sponsor: $800

• Table of 10 at Graduation Ceremony

• Opportunity to speak at Graduation Ceremony

• Logo included on program, graduation materials, all marketing and • communications

Food Sponsor: $200- 10 available

• Signage & marketing on tables

Alumni Reception Presenting Sponsor: $1500, 1 available

• Opportunity to speak

• Logo recognition

• Hosted at sponsors facility

• Sponsor provides light refreshments

Scholarship Opportunity: $850

To provide scholarships for need-based tuition 

assistance for prospective participants.


Youth Leadership Presenting Sponsor:

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Sponsor Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership strives to create an experience for youth that fosters leadership, community involvement, and civic responsibility in the greater Rochester community. To be considered, applicants must demonstrate community involvement. 

Presenting Sponsor: $2500, 1 available

• Logo included on all marketing materials

• 2 tickets to graduation ceremony

• Speaking opportunity

Junior Grand Marshal Scholarship: $2500

• 2 tickets to Sunrise Pinnacle Awards

• 2 tickets to Sleigh Bell Celebration

• 2 tickets to Youth Leadership Graduation Ceremony

• Recognition in all Sleigh Bell Celebration and Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade marketing materials

• Recognition in all Youth Leadership marketing materials

• Provides 2, $1000 scholarships for two student attendees

Food sponsor: $750

• Includes signage on meal tables

• Ability to place marketing materials on tables

• 2 tickets to graduation ceremony


 Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat

The Mission of the Rochester Youth Leadership Program is to create an experience for youth that fosters leadership, community involvement and civic responsibility in the Greater Rochester Community.

The Vision is to be recognized as the premiere community-centered youth leadership program with a focus on:

  • Community awareness with a servant's heart
  • Leadership for today and tomorrow
  • Proven measurable results

Students will be selected to participate in the program. PROGRAM DATES ARE June of 2018

  • Food will be provided to the attendees, including an award dinner.
  • An informational meeting will take place prior to the event.
  • Students will receive a scholarship to attend. A $50 payment is required with application, but returned upon completion of the retreat.


Leo's Coney Island will select two Junior Grand Marshals (male and female) to be in the Rochester Hometown Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from among the Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat attendees. 

The role of the Junior Grand Marshal is to be an ambassador for the youth and the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce and Community. A special committee will interview students attending the Rochester Youth Leadership Retreat and make the selection. The winners will be announced during dinner at the Leadership Youth Retreat's conclusion. Each winner will receive a $1,000.00 scholarship. 

Contact the chamber office at 248-651-6700 or email info@rrc-mi.com for more information.