Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders applications due by Friday


Applications for Leadership Texarkana’s Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders program are due in are High School offices this Friday, Feb. 19.

The applications are ONLY available on each campus; interested students should ask at the school office.

Eligible students are those currently Sophomores and Juniors; (will be Jr/Sr in Fall 2016); there is no charge to students.

The 2016 TYTL program runs June 20-24.

Leadership Texarkana’s partners in offering TYTL include TISD, TASD, LEISD and PGISD; students from other area high schools are also eligible to apply.

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One of Leadership Texarkana’s primary goals is educating and developing critical masses of individual leaders throughout the community. The purpose of Today’s Youth Tomorrow’s Leaders is to start young in cultivating, connecting and engaging high-school-aged leaders from throughout the community in working together for community excellence, pride and progress.

To that end, LT annually offers the Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders program, which provides a community-based leadership curriculum for a limited number of selected youth from area high schools, at no charge to the students.

Since 2012, the four city school districts of Texarkana USA have partnered with Leadership Texarkana to ensure a portion of the funding for this leadership opportunity for area youth, as well as campus-based support; Leadership Texarkana funds cover the remaining fifty percent of program expense.

Students in grades 10th and 11th are invited to apply each spring; applications are made available in late January through campus liaisons. Students in area schools beyond the four city districts are also eligible to apply. The goal is equivalent numbers of participants from each of the four city districts (typically a limit of eight per campus), with a limit of an additional eight collectively from outlying districts. The class sizes vary annually based on numbers of applicants and the goal of equivalent sized groups.

Applications are reviewed in February and program invitations are sent by early March. The program takes place the third week of June, with day-long sessions at which attendance and participation is expected.

The final session day includes a culminating celebratory luncheon for graduates and up to two guests for each student involved. Students who successfully complete the program earn cords to wear at their high school commencement exercises.

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