This month, the Texas Leadership Forum will select two LHHS students for a year-long program which fosters civic involvement, leadership, and character-building while educating them about government and public policy. Participants will interact with business executives, elected officials, and community leaders, and they’ll attend local forum meetings, complete projects, and produce writing assignments. They’ll also travel to Washington for a one-week conference on governmental affairs and public policy. Congressman Pete Sessions, Honorary Chairman of the TLF, will work closely with the kids in the program.

The TLF targets underprivileged students, as recommended by teachers and school counselors, who submit an application including resume and essays. Academic performance, community involvement, and leadership ability will be considered, and all expenses will be paid for participants. This varies from other programs, including Sessions’ week-long summer internships, where high-achieving LH students pay their own way to travel to Washington to see the nation’s capital and learn how government works.

Applications are available in the counselors’ office and are due by this Friday, September 25. If you’d like to recommend a student for the program or make a donation, you can visit their website or contact Debbie Horres, program administrator, for more information.