WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING

"The experience was beyond expectation. The people I met in the class are incredible, each with their own talents and strengths. It was interesting to see leadership from this widely varied perspective. I never left a session without feeling deep admiration for the passion and depth of knowledge demonstrated by my peers. Also, I think the communities of Oklahoma have much to be proud of, each one with its unique character. I think every Oklahoman needs to travel to the far reaches of our state to better appreciate where we come from. This state has a lot going for it! All in all, I would do it again in a heartbeat. Veritas LOK XXIX!" -Wayne McMillin, Class XXIX.

 

YOUTH PROGRAM

Leadership Oklahoma Application 2017 - Class 17

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR CLASS 17.  PLEASE CHECK BACK IN OCTOBER 2017 FOR THE CLASS 18 APPLICATION.

Leadership Oklahoma recognizes the importance of investing in our youth. We know they are the future leaders and are weary of seeing our young talent leave our state. We want to entice our youth to stay in or return to Oklahoma. With this in mind, in the summer of 2001, Leadership Oklahoma expanded its mission by building a program that would help us accomplish this goal and Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) was established.

Each year, approximately 50 exceptional high school juniors from across Oklahoma are selected for Youth Leadership Oklahoma. The class will spend the week of June 4-9, 2017 traveling to selected locations in Oklahoma to learn about and experience our state’s treasures, meet adult community and state leaders, and develop personal leadership skills. Thanks to the generosity of Leadership Oklahoma supporters, there is no charge for students to participate in the program.

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION & REFERENCE FORM:

   


REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must be high school juniors or home-schooled equivalent.
  • Applicants must live in Oklahoma.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
  • Class members must attend the program week in its entirety, Sunday through Friday.
  • Class members must agree to abide by all Leadership Oklahoma policies and procedures.
  • Class members must make their own arrangements to travel to and from Oklahoma City to start and end the program. Transportation during the program is provided.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications must be received in the Leadership Oklahoma office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016. All applications can be submitted by mail, FED EX, UPS or hand delivered to the Leadership Oklahoma office. Faxed and emailed applications will not be permitted.

When mailing the application, please send three (3) applications to Youth Leadership Oklahoma: one (1) original and two (2) copies of the application. 

Other than the one recommendation letter required and the reference form, no attachments are permitted. The recommendation letter and the reference form can be included with the application packet or sent directly to the Leadership Oklahoma office.

Applications must be typed and complete to be considered. Applicants download the application and reference form from the links above.

Please do not fold applications. They should be mailed in a 9x12 envelope.

The Youth Leadership Oklahoma selection committee will select approximately 50 participants based upon demonstrated leadership as well as gender, ethnic and geographic diversity.

Letters notifying applicants of the selection committee results will be mailed in March of 2015.