The Edmond Sun

November 20, 2012

Youth Leadership Oklahoma application deadline approaching


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class to be June 9-14. Applicants must be high school juniors or home schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is Dec. 4.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma accepts 50 class members each year. The program includes a week-long journey across the state with a purpose to introduce high school students between their junior and senior years to state leaders, issues, resources and cultural treasures of Oklahoma.

Criteria for selection includes demonstrated leadership ability in activities such as student council, athletics and service clubs in their schools and communities as well as an exhibited commitment to community service and extra-curricular activities. Participants also are considered on the basis of geographic, racial and cultural diversity.

Applications may be downloaded at www.leadershipoklahoma.com or requested by calling the LOK office at 405-848-0001. Completed applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office, at 5500 N. Western, Suite 142, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 4.