YELL (Young Emerging Leaders of Leflore) is a comprehensive year-long leadership program for area high school juniors. Beginning in August and continuing through April, the program is limited to 20 students. Those chosen for the program are exposed to the community and have the opportunity to participate in workshops, seminars, and activities pertaining to leadership, team-building, conflict resolution, diversity, problem-solving, job skills, and more.
The program is FREE. Students must have a 2.5 GPA and must show an interest and willingness in being a leader in their school and in their community. Two recommendations are required for the program.
The YELL program begins in September. The deadline for applications is May 10 each year. Students may contact their school guidance counselor for an application.
Completed applications should be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce:
P.O. Box 848
Greenwood, MS, 38935
Fax: (662) 453.8003
For additional information, call the Chamber at (662) 453-4152.