The Wayne County Community Foundation awarded a grant in the amount of $2,500 to the Chamber of the Northern Poconos.

The grant will help fund the Chamber's Junior Leadership Program.

Five high school juniors from Forest City Regional, Honesdale High School, Wallenpaupack High School and Western Wayne were selected for the class which focuses on the topics of developing mutual understanding; respect; civic engagement; leadership by providing the students with real world experiences.

In addition to the skills learned and topic explored, the opportunities and challenges of the region are discusses as the participant's network with community leaders and their fellow class members.