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Deadline approaching for Youth Leadership Oklahoma applications

OKLAHOMA CITY — Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2019 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class. The application deadline is Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by 5 p.m. Applicants must be high school juniors or 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 cultural treasures of Oklahoma. The program dates for YLOK Class 19 will be June 2 – June 7, 2019.

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 extra-curricular 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, located at 5500 N. Western, Suite 142, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma

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. 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.”

The CEO of Leadership Oklahoma is Marion Paden. The organization is located at 5500 N. Western Ave., Suite 142, OKC, OK 73118. For more information about LOK or YLOK contact 405-848-0001 or lok@leadershipoklahoma.com.

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