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Leadership Oakland celebrates the tenth year of high school leadership program

Leadership Oakland will once again take an active approach to get young people to explore their own potential and contribute to their communities with its tenth Junior Leadership Oakland (Junior LO) program this summer.  Junior LO is a three-day leadership program for students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall and wish to build upon their leadership abilities.  With no cost to students, the program seeks to generate opportunities that will ignite leadership potential, create exposure to a wide variety of career paths, and provide interaction with a network of business professionals and community leaders.
 
“There is a lot of bright, young talent in our area looking for ways to develop and channel their skills and passion. Leadership Oakland is honored to offer a program that helps them define and chart their future.  In return, our region grows stronger through their vision and action,” comments Leadership Oakland Executive Director, Nancy Maurer.
 
More than 250 high school students have participated in the Junior LO program since its inception.  Over the course of three days, participants will explore leadership on three levels; personal, professional, and public.  Students will be challenged to define their own sense of leadership, creating goals that will align their desired image as a leader and their future choices.  
 
Junior LO will take place on June 19-21 at Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills campus.  The application deadline is May 1, 2017.  Students can find the application and learn more about the program by visiting www.leadershipoakland.com and clicking on the Junior LO tab under programs. This year’s Junior LO sponsors are Genisys Credit Union, Oakland Community College, Crossroads for Youth and Oakland County Planning & Economic Development Services.
 
About Leadership Oakland
Established in 1990, Leadership Oakland is a 501 (c)(3) organization focused on business and community leadership development. The organization provides a nine-month Cornerstone Program to participants from businesses, organizations and governmental agencies that are selected based on an application process. Leadership Oakland graduates are key business and community leaders serving as catalysts on boards of various organizations throughout the region.
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