OKLAHOMA CITY — Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma class. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 5. Applicants must be high school juniors or the home-schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Youth Leadership Oklahoma accepts 50 class members each year. The program includes a weeklong journey across the state to introduce high school students between their junior and senior years to state leaders, issues, resources and the cultural treasures of Oklahoma. The program dates for YLOK Class 19 will be June 2-7, 2019.
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.
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, 5500 N. Western, Suite 142, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, no later than 5 p.m. Dec. 5.
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 900 students from over 260 schools have participated in the program. Many of our graduates have shared that YLOK was a life-changing experience.
A member of YLOK’s 2018 class wrote, “The leadership opportunities through YLOK helped me learn about trust, problem-solving, communication, cooperation, and career opportunities while helping me understand why Oklahoma is a great place to build a future.”
For more information about LOK or YLOK, call 405-848-0001 or email email@example.com.