Tomorrow’s Leaders Today 2015-16 Class Begins


Leadership Lackawanna, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s leadership development affiliate, has announced the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Program Class of 2015-2016.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a seven-month-long teen program designed to develop the leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills of high school juniors while providing real-world experience in the areas of philanthropy, non-profit organizations and community service.

In addition to the skills learned and topics explored, the opportunities and challenges of northeastern Pennsylvania are discussed as participants network with community leaders and other high school students. Sessions are held one full weekday each month.

The program accepts applications from students who attend high school in Lackawanna County, as well as students from both the Lackawanna Trail and Western Wayne school districts. Tomorrow’s Leaders Today began in 1997 under Chamber affiliate Skills in Scranton and merged with Leadership Lackawanna in 2011.

About The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization that works to improve the area’s economic environment and quality of life by providing programs and services which stimulate economic growth, promote business prosperity and nurture educational opportunities. For more information about the Chamber, visit

About Leadership Lackawanna
Leadership Lackawanna is northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development program. Its three areas – Core, Executive and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – enhance the skills and knowledge of emerging and advanced professionals, enabling them to better serve in their organization and communities.  Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 1,900 community leaders. For more information, visit

Leadership Lackawanna
This year’s participants are, from left, front row: Alexis Tayoun , Old Forge High School; Nori Dominique Zaccheo, West Scranton High School; Katharine DeFrancesco, Riverside Jr./Sr. High School; Olivia Troiano, Western Wayne High School; Vincent Betti , Valley View High School; Maura M. Nevins, Carbondale Area Jr./Sr. High School; Heather Marie Mitchell, Abington Heights High School; Emily Sarah Marquardt, Abington Heights High School; Anjli Dalsania, Abington Heights High School; Colin Michael Leggat , Old Forge High School; and Spencer T. Zimmerman, Summit Christian Academy. Middle row: Jessica Kasper, Mid Valley High School; Krystine Jimenez , West Scranton High School; Katherine A. Howey, Riverside Jr./Sr. High School; Madison Lee, Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School; Leah Pawluck, Holy Cross High School; Jenna Carmen, Western Wayne High School; Julianne Frances Hunt, Holy Cross High School; Abigail Guziewicz, Holy Cross High School; Makayla Stone, Western Wayne High School; Mikayla Taylor Heid, Valley View High School; Ashleigh Clarke, Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School; and Elizabeth Johnson, North Pocono High School. Back: Patrick John Noon, North Pocono High School; Madison Rose Kornutiak, Western Wayne High School; Grace Gallagher, Lackawanna Trail Jr./Sr. High School; Kathryn Retzbach, Lakeland Jr./Sr. High School; Julia V. J. Betti, Mid Valley High School; Zachary Niemiec, West Scranton High School; Noah Eugene Musto , Abington Heights High School; Jacob Watts, Scranton High School; Darren Ronald Pitts, Scranton High School; Robert Morgan, Carbondale Area Jr./Sr. High School; and Benjamin Joseph Dial, North Pocono High School.