City of Shawnee

Future Leaders of Shawnee

Future Leaders
Unlock Your Leadership Potential with Shawnee Future Leaders!

Calling all motivated teens! Are you ready to take charge and make a difference in your community? The Shawnee Future Leaders program is your ticket to an exciting journey of personal growth and public service exploration.

What are the details?
  • When do you meet? We meet the first Wednesday of each month from September to April.
  • What if I can't make it to all the meetings? We understand that this program will attract highly engaged and active students. We understand that other commitments may come up that will require you to miss a meeting here or there, please do not let this deter you from applying. We want you to come as frequently as possible, but do no require you to attend every meeting.
  • What are the rewards of this program? Invaluable experience, education, and connections in the public service sector. You will also receive the Shawnee Future Leader Fit for Public Service and Leadership Certificate.
  • Who is this program for? High school students (9th-12th grade) during the 2024-2025 school year.
What's in It for You?
  • Hands-On Learning: Dive into the world of public service with immersive experiences.
  • City Insights: Discover the inner workings of the City of Shawnee from various departments.
  • Mentorships: Build connections with city employees and get personalized guidance.
  • Culminating Banquet: Celebrate your accomplishments with the Mayor and City Manager.


Ready to Apply?

Fill out the application and email it to Kate Kinkaid. The first round of applications will be reviewed in April 2024.

Shawnee 101

Wednesday, September 4th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive

Shawnee Police Services

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Justice Center, 5850 Renner Road

Municipal Court 

Wednesday, November 6th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Shawnee Municipal Court, 5860 Renner Road

Public Works 

Wednesday, December 4th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Public Works Service Center, 18690 Johnson Drive

Parks & Recreation 

Wednesday, January 8th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive

Support Services 

Wednesday, February 5th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Shawnee City Hall (Council Chambers), 11100 Johnson Drive

Fire & Emergency Services 

Wednesday, March 5th, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Community Development & The Shawnee Chamber 

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2024
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
The Shawnee Civic Centre, 13817 Johnson Drive