Leadership program opens applications

HARLINGEN — Applications for the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Program are now open.

Students who want to develop leadership skills can now apply for the program until September 21.

The program is a partnership between the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce and the Harlingen school district.

Since 1994, the program has provided leadership classes throughout the school year for high achieving students.

According to the chamber’s executive assistant Alexis Alaniz, the program is perfect for students who want that edge when applying for colleges.

The chosen 24 students will attend six sessions throughout the school year to learn the different aspects of leadership and hear from community leaders.

At the end of the program, students will be invited to a graduation banquet.

To submit an application visit www.harlingen.com/youthleadership