Launched in 2006, Access Tallahassee works to connect and engage young professionals through programs designed to help them build business relationships, grow personally and professionally, and contribute to the economic development and quality of life in our community.  Access programs include nurturing development through exposure to local leaders, unique social networking events to help cultivate relationships with other like-minded young people, and various opportunities to get hands-on involvement in our community – all while gaining a broader perspective on our local business climate.

With more than 350 members and growing, Access Tallahassee:

• Fosters opportunities to connect with established leaders in the business community
• Provides activities for personal and professional development
• Cultivates awareness and involvement on issues and policies affecting our community
• Assists in recruiting and retaining young professionals
• Complements the goals of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Tallahassee (LT) is a year-long for adults that educates and motivates experienced and emerging leaders to actively seek positive and constructive changes in their community by taking on leadership roles. Through monthly day-long programs that focus on topics such as justice, business, economic development, and the arts, participants build relationships with fellow classmates to identify issues, enhance problem-solving skills and grow leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together. The selection process is competitive and qualified applicants must have demonstrated leadership capabilities in the public or private sector or show a desire to contribute even more to the Tallahassee community. LT graduates are some of our community’s most respected and influential leaders and include elected officials, judges, CEOs of major companies and EDs of key non-profits.

Leadership Tallahassee

Youth Leadership Tallahassee (YLT) is a year-long program bringing together a diverse group of high school juniors from public and private schools in Tallahassee who have demonstrated leadership potential in formal and informal situations. YLT prepares them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement. Students attend a series of sessions offered between July and April, including an Opening Retreat, seven program days, graduation, a class project, and an opportunity to serve on a community organization’s Board of Directors.

Youth Leadership

World Class Schools of Leon County, Inc. (WCS) is a 501(c)(3) program of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce created to involve business and civic leaders in the attainment of the highest levels of academic achievement in Leon County Schools (LCS). World Class Schools continues to enhance the educational experience of our students in Leon County.  The organization forges ahead to focus on and hone the partnership between our local businesses and the LCS system.  The goal of WCS is to propel students to high academic standards and equip them with the knowledge and skills they will need to succeed as productive citizens.

World Class Schools