Any eighth grader
(who will be a Freshman in the upcoming school year) currently attending
a Marion County public school may apply. The student must have at
least a 2.0 GPA, be committed to completing the course, and have
completed and turned in an official application form prior to the
How Do I
may be obtained from the school counselors (Flippin, Bruno-Pyatt,
or Yellville Schools) or the Marion County Cooperative Extension
Service (870-449-6349). Interested students may also submit their
applications online. Applications must
be received by our office no later than June 15.
is the Cost?
fee is $20.00 per student. (Scholarships are available as needed.)
will be reviewed by representatives of the South Shore - Marion
County Youth Leadership Advisory Board. No more than 21 students
will be selected to participate.
who are selected will be asked to sign two forms. One is a parent/guardian
release form. The other includes a statement of commitment and information
regarding tuition and t-shirts. Both require signatures from the
student's parent or guardian and can be downloaded for printing
from the following links.
What is Expected
are expected to attend all scheduled classes of the program. Arriving
late or leaving early will be considered an absence. More than one
absence for any reason shall be considered cause to be dropped from
The dress, grooming,
and manners of individual members reflect the general climate of
any organization; therefore, participants of the South Shore - Marion
County Youth Leadership program are expected to wear appropriate
clothing and to present a neat appearance when participating in
the program. Moderation in type and style of clothing should be
the basic standard.
clothing items are not permitted at Youth Leadership activities:
- Pants, shorts,
skirts, and dresses which are not longer than the fingertips of
hands held at sides (arms' length) - the tip of the waistband
must be no lower than the top of the hipbone.
with slits and/or cutout areas which are above the fingertips
of hands held at the sides.
- Any backless
dress, top, or cutoff shirts that expose any part of the midriff
with revealing necklines and sleeve openings.
- Mesh type
or see-through shirts.
- Visible undergarments.
with inappropriate or unsuitable graphics or slogans (vulgarities
or obscenities and/or drug, tobacco or alcohol advertisements).
- Any clothing
item that a South Shore - Marion County Youth Advisory Committee
member deems inappropriate.
So What Happens
After Course Completion?
reception will be held to celebrate the participants' success and
will include parents and other family members. Graduates of the
program will serve to continue the process of leadership development
among their peers and to implement the principles they learned in
their schools and in their communities.