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Youth Leadership Oklahoma Accepting Applications for Class XIII

by Youth Leadership Oklahoma

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Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class which will be held June 9-14, 2013. 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 organization accepts a class of 50 members each year. 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 extra-curricular activities. Participants are also considered on the basis of geographic, racial and cultural diversity.

In 2001 Leadership Oklahoma conducted extensive research to create a model youth program unlike any other in the country. It was important that the program be designed to be educational and inspiring and to instill in our young leaders a hope, pride and responsibility for Oklahoma’s future. The result was YLOK and a week-long journey each summer across the state that introduces high school students between their junior and senior years 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. Applications may be downloaded from the Leadership Oklahoma website at or requested by calling the office at 405.848.0001.

Completed applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office, located at 5500 N. Western, Suite 142, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

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