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.
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.
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.