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Chamber Foundation: What We Do

The Eastern Shore Chamber Foundation connects education with businesses through its two youth programs, Youth Leadership and the Student Training and Exploration Program.

The Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce Foundation was incorporated in 2002 to serve as the charitable partner of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce. Designated by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization, the Foundation’s mission to address the need for quality programming for Eastern Shore High School students.

Student Training and Exploration Program

The Student Training & Exploration Program (STEP) is a four-year leadership and career pathway exploration initiative. STEP introduces 9th – 12th graders to high-demand careers in our area while connecting classwork with skills needed in the workplace.

Youth Leadership

The Youth Leadership is a seven-month program that gives high school students a greater knowledge about their community, develops strong leadership skills and encourages self and social awareness.


Get Involved

Join one of our committees to help plan programming for the Youth Leadership and the Student Training and Exploration Program.

How to Give

Sponsor the Youth Programs

Sponsor a Lunch

Donate Gift Cards

If you’re interested in supporting the Eastern Shore Chamber Foundation youth programs, call 251-928-6387.

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