Youth Leadership Garland is for sophomores who want to learn to be effective leaders. You don’t have to be president of your class or captain of a sports team. If you have potential and a desire to learn more about leadership and leadership opportunities, you could be a part of Youth Leadership Garland.
The purpose of Youth Leadership Garland is to train students in leadership techniques and community awareness so that they may become familiar with current issues, community resources, opportunities and other factors influencing the direction of Garland’s future. Participation in the program will help students to be prepared to make a positive impact on the quality of life in their communities.
Please review all information before completing your application form. Please make sure that you do not have conflicts with any of the requirements before applying.
Students who will be in the 10th grade in the 2010-11 school year and who reside in the area served by the Garland Independent School District are eligible to apply. Students are expected to maintain passing grades in all classes. Participants are chosen by the Youth Leadership Garland Selection Committee based upon the information provided on their application and reference. The committee seeks a diverse group of students who demonstrate leadership potential and are motivated, creative, and interested in developing leadership skills and a sense of community.
- Be willing to commit to attend at all sessions.
- Be responsible for transportation to and from program sessions.
- Be academically sound.
- Be enrolled in the 10th grade for the 2010-11 school year.
- Live within the boundary lines of the Garland Independent School District
- Have permission from their parent/guardian and principal/headmaster/counselor to participate.
A community-based committee will select the Youth Leadership Garland class. In order to be considered, students must follow these application guidelines:
- Fill out the application completely.
- Obtain one reference.
- Get all necessary signatures on the applications.
- The application must be received no later than June 5, 2011. Applications received after this date will not be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS! Please mail completed application to Garland Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Karina Olivares, 520 N. Glenbrook Dr., Garland TX 75040.
- Students will be notified of their selection after July 1, 2011.
The cost of participation in Youth Leadership Garland is $150.00. This fee shall be paid in full upon notification of selection by the represented school.
The success of this program depends upon the commitment of each participant to attend all sessions. When you apply to Youth Leadership Garland, you are expected to attend all eight sessions. Please note that attendance at Sessions 1 and 2 is very important. Excused absences for illness, school-related activities, or other circumstances beyond the student’s control will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Notice of an absence must be given in advance to the Garland Chamber of Commerce.
For and in consideration of participation in the Garland Youth Leadership Program, the undersigned parent or legal guardian for and on behalf of the above named students his or her heirs, executors, and assigns, does hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Garland, Garland Chamber of Commerce, Garland ISD, Garland Youth Leadership Committee, their agents, officers, and employees from any and all claims, damages, personal injury, including death and property damage resulting directly or indirectly from the Garland Youth Leadership Program, including the planning, organization and presentation of the program as well as transportation to and from all program activities.
The undersigned parent or legal guardian consents to the City of Garland, Garland Chamber of Commerce, and the Garland Youth Leadership Committee, its agents, officers, and employees to transport or provide transportation whether by public bus service, private or commercial automobile or other appropriate vehicle for the above named student to and from all program activities. All still and video photography becomes the property of Garland Youth leadership.
The undersigned parent or legal guardian understands that the above named student is committed to and required to attend all program sessions conducted.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from all sessions. The program will provide transportation when required during a session.
For More Information – Contact Jan Furtick at (972) 494-0616.