The Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce Teen Leadership Institute is a program designed to educate through experience and motivate young leaders to take an active role in their community. Through education, networking, peer interaction and problem solving, the Teen Leadership Institute helps prepare students for constructive and responsible involvement in community affairs. Participants will have the opportunities for substantive interaction with his or her peers, community based service organizations, institutions of higher education, and professionals from the local community. Participants in the program learn the importance of teamwork and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader.
Since its inception in 1988, 1,136 Pitt County high school students have graduated from the program.
"My son participated in the Chamber's Teen Leadership program. He came home charged up and excited after each session and found the experience to be amazingly interesting and fun. Most importantly, when he began interviewing for college he was asked in every interview to share his experience with the Teen Leadership Institute. This program got the attention of colleges and strengthened Nolan's credentials."