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Youth Leadership Gregory-Portland is a pro-gram produced by the Portland Chamber of Commerce and Portland Leadership Alumni Association in partnership with Gregory-Portland ISD for 10th and 11th graders who attend GPISD or are from an approved home-school.

The purpose of the Youth Leadership Gregory-Portland program is to train students in leader-ship techniques and community awareness. They will become familiar with current issues community resources, opportunities and other factors influencing the direction of their community’s future. Through their participation in the program, the students will be prepared to make a positive impact on the quality of life in their community.

The program is a series of nine sessions covering areas such as city/county government, economic development, social needs, person-al skills and other key topics in our community. The program also includes an orientation with parents, a full-day retreat and a graduation ceremony. This program will present in-depth classes that will acquaint participants with community challenges and resources and al-low interaction with community leaders and decision makers.

Applications will be accepted starting May 1, 2024 and must be submitted by: September 6, 2024 and may be submitted either by mail or in person to the following locations:

Portland Chamber of Commerce                                                               Gregory-Portland High School
1211 U.S. 181                                                                                                         Attn: Eileen Harley
Portland, TX 78374                                                                                          4601 Wildcat Dr., Portland, TX 78374

Youth Leadership Gregory-Portland APPLICATION 


Participants for Youth Leadership Portland are select-ed based upon their completed application. The pro-grams seeks students who represent a cross-section of Gregory-Portland. The following criteria will be used in selection:

 Must demonstrate interest in acquiring leader-ship skills
 Must be willing to commit to attend all class sessions
 Must have a parent(s)/guardian(s) permission


Tuition for the program is $100 and includes:
 Meals
 Breaks
 Supplemental Transportation
 Course Materials

Sponsors subsidize remaining cost of the program. Scholarships may be available but the participant is expected to personally pay a minimum of $25.

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