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For Juniors Only

Superintendent Hofmeister's Student Advisory Council Application

The Oklahoma State Department of Education holds its Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council with students across the state. All members of the council are nominated by the superintendents of their districts and come to the meeting prepared to discuss their top concerns for public education in Oklahoma. Applications are due by November 15, 2019.

Oklahoma Boys State

For one week, Oklahoma’s finest young men, Legionnaires, and other outstanding volunteers gather on the campus of NEO A&M College in Miami, Oklahoma where they study the government of Oklahoma through classroom work and various simulations. Simulations include a mock legislature, state executive offices, and a court system. In addition to classroom work, instruction also features a Leadership Academy and a Law School for lawyers, judges, and law enforcement officers, and an Emergency Management/Response school where delegates learn how communities and the state respond to crisis.

Oklahoma Girls State

ALA Oklahoma Girls State is a premier program for teaching how government works while developing leadership skills & an appreciation for your rights as a citizen. As a participant in the program you will run for office, learn public speaking, create and enforce laws and actively participate in all phases of creating and running a working government in this exciting and fun summer program.

You’ll meet other students from across Oklahoma who will become friends for life. You’ll also develop confidence and leadership skills that will shape your future.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma

Program Description

Each year approximately 50 high school juniors from across Oklahoma are selected for Youth Leadership Oklahoma.  The class will travel to selected locations in Oklahoma to learn about and experience our state’s treasures, meet adult community and state leaders and develop personal leadership skills.  Each student selected will receive a scholarship for program expenses related to transportation, lodging and meals.



  • Applicants must be high school juniors or home-schooled equivalent.
  • Applicants must live in Oklahoma.
  • Applicants must have at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale (unweighted).
  • Class members must attend the program week in its entirety.
  • Class members must agree to abide by all Leadership Oklahoma policies and procedures.