July 8, 2015
Junior Leadership Oakland VIII Engages Next-Generation Community Leaders
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Leadership Oakland provided professional leadership training and development to 32 high school juniors from 21 area high schools during its 8th annual Junior Leadership Oakland. The program was hosted by the Auburn Hills campus of Oakland Community College June 22-24, 2015.
Junior LO is a three-day leadership program featuring subject experts throughout the region, who build upon students’ own leadership abilities. Offered at no cost, Junior LO ignites leadership potential, creates exposure to career paths, and provides interaction with a network of business professionals and community leaders.
Junior LO VIII participant Nick Paris, a Clarkston Senior High School student says, “The knowledge I gained in terms of leadership is priceless. I was genuinely pleased with how well put together the program was…I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet people my age who are aspiring leaders as well. I think that Jr. LO is an amazing program.”
The successful three-day experience has benefited more than 200 high school students since its inception. Participants explore leadership personally, professionally, and publicly. Students are challenged to define their own sense of leadership, and to create goals for their own future choices. As part of the curriculum in 2015, tours to Fanuc Robotics and Garden Fresh were offered.
Junior LO was invented by the participants of Leadership Oakland’s Cornerstone program. Sponsors include Oakland Schools, Oakland Community College, Genisys Credit Union, Crossroads for Youth, and Oakland County.
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.
Denise Asker, Executive Director
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