Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2012 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class, scheduled for June 10-15, 2012. The program is designed to be educational and inspiring, and to instill a sense of hope, pride and responsibility for Oklahoma’s future in young leaders. A week-long journey across the state, YLOK introduces high school students to the leaders, issues, resources and cultural treasures of Oklahoma. To date, over 550 students from over 204 schools have participated in the program. Many have called the experience “life changing.”
Applicants must be high school juniors, or home schooled equivalent, with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Criteria for selection include 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 extracurricular activities. Participants are also considered on the basis of geographic, racial and cultural diversity. YLOK chooses 50 applicants each year.
Completed applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office (5500 N. Western, Suite 142, Oklahoma City) no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, December 1, 2011.
Applications may be downloaded from the Leadership Oklahoma website at www.leadershipoklahoma.com or by calling 405-848-0001.