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LSM Now Accepting Applications for Teen Leadership Academy

LEONARDTOWN, Md. – January 31, 2018: Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) announces that it is now accepting applications for its Teen Leadership Academy, which will run daily from June 25-28, 2018. The academy is open to teens living in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County entering grades 10, 11, or 12. The program is based at the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, with bus transportation available from the CSM La Plata and CSM Leonardtown campuses each day. The application is online at under the “Programs” header.

The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to teach and develop leadership skills in a hands-on, experiential program with workshops and visits to meet with regional leaders in their workplaces throughout Southern Maryland. This year, students will explore healthcare in Southern Maryland with a focus on veterans in our community.  LSM has proudly partnered with HTii in support of the academy and is looking for a second organization to co-sponsor, allowing us to keep this unique experience accessible for youth in the tri-county area.

Leadership Southern Maryland offers the Teen Leadership Academy in addition to its nine-month tuition-based adult executive program designed and dedicated to educate and inspire a diverse group of current and emerging leaders to create collaborations and partnerships to impact the community needs of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties and incorporates a cross-section of the region to include diversity of geographic location, profession, ethnicity and gender.

Leadership Southern Maryland is a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service (EIN#26-2989381).  Contributions are deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law.

For more information, please contact the Helen Mattingly Wernecke, Executive Director Leadership Southern Maryland, 240-725-5469 via email or visit