OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich., April 1, 2014 – Leadership Oakland will once again take an active approach to get young people to explore their own potential and contribute to their communities with its Junior Leadership Oakland program this summer.  Junior LO is a three-day leadership program for students who will be entering their senior year of high school in the fall and wish to build upon their leadership abilities. With no cost to students, the program seeks to generate opportunities that will ignite leadership potential, create exposure to a wide variety of career paths, and provide interaction with a network of business professionals and community leaders.

“We want to inspire these young people with a passion for Michigan so they can provide the future leadership we need to regain our position as a strong state,” comments Leadership Oakland Executive Director, Chris Scharrer.

2014 marks the seventh year Junior Leadership Oakland will take place.  The program was originally set up as a Cornerstone Class project, and has benefited well over 200 high school students since its inception. Over the course of three days, participants will explore leadership on three levels; personal, professional, and public.  Students will be challenged to define their own sense of leadership, creating goals that will align their desired image as a leader and their future choices.

Junior LO will take place on June 23-25 at the The Auburn Hills University Center.  The deadline for applications is, May 7, 2014.  Students can find the application and learn more about the program by visiting leadershipoakland.com and clicking on the “Junior LO Program” tab.  This year’s Junior LO sponsors are Oakland Schools, The Robot Garage, and Oakland Community College.