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Other Leadership Opportunities

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Tulsa Debate League runs an afterschool program for elementary, middle, and high school students and a summer camp for 7th-12th graders. If your school doesn't have a debate program yet, email their Executive Director, Ross Faith, at

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Generation Citizen runs an in-school action civics class for middle and high school students. If your school doesn't have a Generation Citizen class yet, email their Executive Director, Amy Curran, at


Youth Entrepreneurs runs an in-school entrepreneurship class for high school students. If your school doesn't have a Youth Entrepreneurs class yet, email Tory Chambers at


OCCJ runs Anytown Leadership Institute, a summer leadership experience for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors where students build an inclusive community, meet people from diverse backgrounds, and develop the skills to lead in a diverse society.  Learn more and apply here.


Youth Philanthropy Initiative is an intensive 3-year leadership program for incoming freshmen or sophomores. Cohorts of 25 students are provided with $25,000 to use toward an issue facing teens which they feel is under-addressed. Learn more and apply here.

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Tulsa Public Schools runs City Lab, an educational job program that equips TPS high school students to identify real-world problems, propose solutions, and present ideas within a design thinking framework. City Lab takes place over spring break and summer vacation and provides opportunities for students to build leadership skills, engage creatively, and develop STEM practices with the goal to better prepare participants for the challenges of college, career, and young adult life. For more information, contact Bracken Klar.

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The City of Tulsa Mayor's Office runs Mayor's Youth Council, an opportunity for high school students to 1) learn about how local government works and how services are provided, 2) explore various city facilities and meet with key City staff and City officials, and 3) share their ideas about local government and local issues with City officials. Learn more and apply here.

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Leadership Oklahoma runs a weeklong summer leadership program for high school students from across Oklahoma, learning learning lessons about leadership, trust, problem solving, communication, cooperation, career opportunities, and why Oklahoma is such a great place to live and work. Learn more and apply here.


Latinx Youth Leadership Institute (LYLI) is a yearly, 10 week program where high school students develop leadership potential, college-career ready skills, and work-force development. Learn more here.

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Tulsa Term is an immersive school semester where students directly engage with the city through meaningful assignments and projects. The learning philosophy is student-centered, place-based, and transdisciplinary. The teachers draw on effective methods, such as design thinking, to foster deep learning. The home-base is downtown Tulsa, where innovative learning can thrive. However, your work will carry you beyond downtown as you explore the city and surrounding areas as a whole. With each unit of study, students develop a better understanding of the places, people, policies, and promise unique to the Tulsa area. Learn more here.

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