Do you know a local high school sophomore or junior who has demonstrated interest in learning more about leadership and philanthropy and how they can contribute their unique qualities, experiences and viewpoints to the program and their community? Then nominate them for Class VI of the Ardmore Youth Leadership Program.
The goal of the program is to develop the leadership capabilities of Ardmore area youth by providing opportunities to learn about their community and themselves in preparation for service. Annilisa Peevy,  Ardmore Chamber of Commerce director of operations and co-coordinator of the leadership program, says, “Tomorrow’s future rests on the shoulders of area youth. We have a responsibility to provide them with the opportunities to develop their leadership skills and utilize them in all aspects of their life.”
Representatives from the Leadership Greater Ardmore Board and Youth Leadership Committee have created programs that will provide insight and “hands on” leadership exercises. The program introduces high school students to various aspects of Ardmore and gives them the opportunity to get to know themselves and how to work with others. As part of the graduation process each student gets to do volunteer hours in the community that they may not otherwise be involved in.
The class will also receive valuable information about the community and southern Oklahoma.
The program consist of topics such as:
Do you know a local high school sophomore or junior who has demonstrated interest in learning more about leadership and philanthropy and how they can contribute their unique qualities, experiences and viewpoints to the program and their community? Then nominate them for Class VI of the Ardmore Youth Leadership Program.
The goal of the program is to develop the leadership capabilities of Ardmore area youth by providing opportunities to learn about their community and themselves in preparation for service. Annilisa Peevy,  Ardmore Chamber of Commerce director of operations and co-coordinator of the leadership program, says, “Tomorrow’s future rests on the shoulders of area youth. We have a responsibility to provide them with the opportunities to develop their leadership skills and utilize them in all aspects of their life.”
Representatives from the Leadership Greater Ardmore Board and Youth Leadership Committee have created programs that will provide insight and “hands on” leadership exercises. The program introduces high school students to various aspects of Ardmore and gives them the opportunity to get to know themselves and how to work with others. As part of the graduation process each student gets to do volunteer hours in the community that they may not otherwise be involved in.
The class will also receive valuable information about the community and southern Oklahoma.
The program consist of topics such as:
• Personality and Leadership Styles
• Local Government,
• The Arts
• Criminal Justice
• Economic Development
• Ethical Decision Making
Local experts serve as “Day Chairs” for the various sessions.
 High school sophomores and juniors from Ardmore, Plainview, Healdton, Home School, Lone Grove, Dickson, Springer and Wilson are eligible to participate in the program. Information and application forms are available at each school or can be downloaded from the www.ardmore.org website. Applications are due at the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce by 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
To ask questions call Ardmore Chamber of Commerce at (580) 223-7765 or email apeevy@ardmore.org. Personality and Leadership Styles
n Local Government,
n The Arts
n Criminal Justice
n Economic Development
n Ethical Decision Making
Local experts serve as “Day Chairs” for the various sessions.
 High school sophomores and juniors from Ardmore, Plainview, Healdton, Home School, Lone Grove, Dickson, Springer and Wilson are eligible to participate in the program. Information and application forms are available at each school or can be downloaded from the www.ardmore.org website. Applications are due at the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce by 5 p.m. Sept. 20.
To ask questions call Ardmore Chamber of Commerce at (580) 223-7765 or email apeevy@ardmore.org.