The Future Community Leaders Certificate (FCLC) provides Chesterfield County high school students with the opportunity to learn about their local government, interact with government officials and engage in volunteerism to support the community. This certificate is a three-step process:
Attend a "Chesterfield County 101" session. This (one and a half hour) program will educate students on the basics of county government including, but not limited to,
Board of Supervisors and their positions
departments and positions/careers within the county
how government impacts residents (including teens)
how to get involved
Attend a small group meeting with your district’s Board of Supervisors representative. These meetings will likely take place on the same evenings as district meetings and will require advance signups. They will offer participants an opportunity to
meet their representative
learn about what their role is in the county
ask questions in a more intimate setting.
Complete 25 hours of community service in the greater Richmond area. Ten (10) of those hours must be completed with Chesterfield County Government (Library, Parks and Recreation, CCPS, etc.). Completing 25 hours of community service also will get students halfway to the requirement for the Board of Education’s Seal for Excellence in Civics Education. Community service hours completed for other purposes (clubs, classes, etc.) can be counted towards this certificate.