Junior Leadership applications available

Published 11:12 am Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2017 Junior Leadership Program. All 10th grade students who live in Oxford and Lafayette County are encouraged to apply.

Junior Leadership is a program designed to help high school students develop the essential leadership skills to be successful in the future. Over 450 students have graduated from the program since its inception in 1998.

The sessions are developed to introduce the students to team building techniques, goal setting strategies and are required to complete a community project prior to graduation.

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Junior Leadership Chair Lolita Gregory said, “Through these sessions they see the variety of professions and services offered here in Oxford.  Going through this course may give them a better understanding of various jobs and help in making career decisions.”

The program runs from late January through the mid April and meets on Monday afternoons after school from 4:15 till 6:15 p.m. The tuition fee is $50.

The class is limited to 25 participants.  Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to their potential for leadership, would contribute to the overall diversity and strength of the class and have available time to commit to the program.

Applications and a full schedule of sessions are available in the school counselor’s offices, online at www.oxfordms.com or can be picked up at the Chamber of Commerce at 299 Jackson Avenue West.  For questions and further information please call Pam Swain, Senior Vice President, at the Chamber office at 662-234-4651.