Sophomores Selected to Attend Youth Leadership Omaha Program

Congratulations to sophomores Crystal Huang and Tommy Pugsley on their selection to Youth Leadership Omaha. This is the 26th year of the Youth Leadership Omaha program (14 years with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and 12 years with Creighton University's Heider College of Business.) This year, YLO received over 100 applications and interviewed 67 students. 40 students were selected to be in the program.

Youth Leadership Omaha is an interactive leadership development program which informs, motivates, and increases the awareness of selected high school sophomores through issue-oriented seminars and interaction with community decisionmakers. This program is a dedicated investment in the Omaha community's future leadership.

Since its inception in 1992, the annual program has brought together a diverse group of 40 participants each year to examine their schools, neighborhoods, ethnicities, faiths, leadership skills, and life experiences in a forum that allows for the free exchange of ideas, information, and advice.

Supported by the Heider College of Business, the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program, and community volunteers, student participants meet with leaders from business, government, media, social services, and the arts. They learn how the city works and how they can make a difference. YLO students attend monthly meetings and activities throughout the school year.