- October 1, 2022 - Team Building
- November 7, 2022 - History of YOUR Community
- December 5, 2022 - Major Industries & The Economy
- January 9, 2023 - Media, Public Speaking & Interview Skills
- February 6, 2023 - Life Skills & Workforce
- March 6, 2023 - Entrepreneurship & Beyond
- April 3, 2023 - Understanding Our Government
- May 1, 2023 - Law Enforcement
- May 22, 2023 - Graduation
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 com-munity’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 March 25, 2022 and must be submitted by: September 2, 2022 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: Catherine Teel
Portland, TX 78374 4601 Wildcat Dr
Portland, TX 78374
Youth Leadership Gregory-Portland BROCHURE
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:
Sponsors subsidize remaining cost of the program. Scholarships may be available but the participant is expected to personally pay a minimum of $25.