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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:01pm
Junior Leadership El Paso is an innovative program for area high school juniors with the potential to become El Paso’s next generation of leaders. Based on The Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce’s successful adult program, Leadership El Paso, Class 25 has tailored Junior Leadership El Paso for high school juniors who receive a hands-on education about El Paso’s issues, history, challenges and opportunities. Participants tour the region and meet face-to-face with some of the area’s top movers and shakers in business, government, the arts, health care, and education, the military and economic development.
Junior Leadership El Paso also offers the unique opportunity for students to meet and interact with other high school students from across the El Paso area, providing them with the communication skills, confidence, and leadership ability they will need to give them a running start toward success.
During the year-long involvement with Junior Leadership El Paso, up to 40 students participate in monthly day-long sessions that help them gain a thorough understanding of the city. In addition, each session is designed to support the students’ high school education by following Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Social Studies criteria.
Students from high schools in the El Paso County will be selected through a competitive scoring process. The program has expanded to include parochial and home school students.
The program is free to students.
The deadline for application submissions is September 6. Once the selection process is complete, the student will be notified by mail and/or phone of the status of their application.
For questions on how to apply contact Yvonne B. Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org.