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Youth Leadership Oconee
The Oconee Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for their Youth Leadership program.  
This program is open to current 10th and 11th grade students living or educated in Oconee County (including home-schooled students) who want to further develop their leadership skills and channel those skills towards helping others and improving their community. 
The objective of the YLO is to provide opportunities for young adults to develop the leadership skills and community awareness necessary to meet the challenges facing Oconee County. 


2017-18 Youth Leadership Oconee

​It’s that time of year again! Applications are ready for Youth Leadership Oconee 2017-2018.  There are two applications attached, one that can be printed to complete by hand and one that can be filled in online, then printed, signed and sent in.  The deadline is Friday, August 18th.
This year we have changed things up! We will be offering two sessions!! One session will be in the fall semester and the other in the spring semester.  We think this will give more kids the opportunity and may be easier for attendance. The application for BOTH sessions must be turned in by August 18th!
Students from all Oconee schools (public, private and home schooled) are being sent this application.  The program accepts up to 20 students each session.  Our hope is to have a mix of students from all schools.  
Involvement in YLO is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about their own backyard and expose them to a wide variety of issues. 
Please take note of the dates/times of the sessions.  ALL sessions are mandatory. 
 If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!  The facilitators for the 2017-2018 YLO class will be Lisa Vaughn, Angel Jackson, Sara Dunn and Bryan Bufford.
YLO 2017-2018 Online Fillable Application.docx
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YLO 2017-2018 Printable Application.pdf
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Fall 2017 YLO Schedule.pdf
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Spring 2018 YLO Schedule.pdf
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2016-17 Youth Leadership Oconee Graduating Class

​Congratulations to the Youth Leadership Oconee Class of 2016-17! The 2016-17 YLO Class:  Aaron Beacorn, Anneliese Blevins, McCrae Claas, Andrew Cooper, David Crumley, Natalie Dietz, Zach Donahue, Grant Fordham, Hayden Guthrie, Makenzie Hale, Bailey Martin, Emery Martin, Kate Mattison, Crawford Miller, Marianne Mitchell, Connor Norris, Reeya Patel, Gavin Perlman, Mackenzie Pitts, Nicholas Robinson, Maggie Sligh, Madeline Sprayberry, Sarena Springer, Taylor Titshaw, Grace Townsend, Morgan Tyler, John Ward, Evan Wilson and Will Worthington.  Congratulations to all these great young leaders! Also a thank you to all of this years facilitators:  DeeDee Gaines, Angel Jackson, Bryan Bufford and Sarah Caven
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