Established in 2003, the Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to “Advance business, leadership, and education”, while recognizing that youth are the leaders of tomorrow.

The core programs of the Foundation which are the Business Leadership Academy, Youth Leadership, and Career Awareness initiatives have enabled many individuals to contribute their talents to make our community thrive.

Business Leadership Academy

Business Leadership Academy of Delaware County runs from October to June. Through a series of nine interactive sessions led by top professionals in a variety of fields, participants develop their leadership skills while learning about their community and issues facing Delaware County. Graduates will be recognized in Harrisburg at a Delaware County legislative reception.

Youth Leadership Academy

The Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) for Delaware County high school sophomores provides an outstanding opportunity for area tenth graders to meet and work with local business, government community and media leaders.