Leadership Howard County, which seeks to empower leaders to strengthen and transform the community, will hold information sessions for Leadership U, a leadership development program for high school students in Howard County. The virtual sessions will take place Jan. 27, Feb. 11 and March 2 from 7 to 8 p.m.

Leadership U enables high school juniors to build their leadership skills while having fun and serving their community. Each year, approximately 50 students from public and private schools in Howard County participate in the program, where they work in teams to develop solutions for problems affecting the community, develop mentoring relationships with adult community leaders, learn about Howard County’s government, businesses and services and hone their presentation skills.

Leadership Howard County is accepting applications from sophomores to participate in Leadership U during their junior years. The application deadline is March 11. To learn more and register for an information session, visit

Leadership Howard County provides innovative programs designed to empower and connect community leaders and keep them engaged in the critical issues facing Howard County and the region. Drawn from private businesses, nonprofits and the public sector, Leadership Howard County participants share a common interest in learning more about their community and a commitment to making a positive impact. (



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