So you want to be a Junior Counselor?

After LTC, we'll be looking for a few good (uhh, GREAT) delegates to take the next step...

Our Junior Staff is vital to the success of LTC, the oldest continually operating conference of its' kind in the United States! However, eventually we'll need a new group of student leaders to step into their shoes. If you are interested in joining our staff as a Junior Counselor (JC) in LTC 2025 please carefully review all the information on this page before proceeding.


Before taking the first step, you need to determine whether you are eligible for consideration - in order to apply for a JC position at LTC 2025, you MUST...

  • Be entering grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 in September 2024 - in other words, to be a JC you must have already completed your Freshman (grade 9) year in high school.
  • Have attended a COMPLETE Session of LTC 2024 as a delegate or State Officer; in other words you cannot have arrived late or departed early.


You must completely fill out the Online JC Application Form, attaching a head shot photo and following directions EXACTLY as indicated. Only complete applications submitted on time with all required information will be accepted. This form can be accessed through the link provided below:

CLICK HERE to access the Online JC Application Form

To apply for LTC 2025, your completed online application must be submitted on or before December 1, 2024 AND your advisor (or another faculty member from your school) MUST e-mail a letter of recommendation to Alex Mazella at by December 1, 2024.

Early is On Time...

Applications that are submitted after the December 1 deadline or which do not have a letter of recommendation mailed to us by this date WILL NOT be accepted under any circumstances! The LTC Coordinating Committee (CC) carefully reviews all applications - please understand that there are FAR more applications than open positions each year, so the process to invite potential new Junior Counselors is HIGHLY selective. Applicants are notified in early March whether they have been selected to attend Staff Training.

Staff Training?

If your application to become a Junior Counselor is accepted, there will be a mandatory New Staff Training Session on the third Saturday in June. Inability or failure to attend New Staff Training will remove an applicant from consideration to be placed into a Junior Counselor position. After New Staff Training is over, applicants will be placed into open Junior Counselor positions as they become available. Please understand that it is possible that there will not be enough open positions to place all applicants selected to attend New Staff Training.