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Youth Leadership Oklahoma Application Deadline Approaching

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Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class to 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 application deadline is Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma accepts 50 class members each year.  The program includes a weeklong 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 extracurricular activities. Participants are also considered on the basis of geographic, racial and cultural diversity.

Applications may be downloaded at or requested by calling the LOK 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.

LOK selects, challenges, develops and educates Oklahoma citizens who have demonstrated an interest in local and/or statewide issues. The program is designed to be a series of issue-oriented forums and experiences, which are based on the belief that knowledge is a key element and prime motivator of leadership.

Leadership Oklahoma is open to all interested Oklahoma residents and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion or national origin. Participants are selected based on ability, demonstrated leadership, interest in their community and insight for effective leadership. For more information about LOK or YLOK contact 405-848-0001 or

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 weeklong 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, more than 550 students from over 215 schools have participated in the program.

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