Leadership in Practice

After 22 years of developing tomorrow’s leaders today, during which time thousands of outstanding students have taken part in the program, Leadership In Practice has come to its conclusion in 2020 and will no longer be offered by the Missouri Chamber.

On behalf of the Missouri Chamber, thank you to our program partners and participants for your time and dedication to Leadership In Practice over the years. We have a deep sense of pride and accomplishment that we have helped to Engage, Inspire and Lead a future generation of leaders within our communities, businesses and state as a whole.

Below is a listing of youth leadership programs that we recommend students look into.

Boys State / Girls State – one of the most recognizable youth leadership programs in operation. This program is focused on developing leaders through a mock government / legislative system and operates out of UCM.

Youth In Government – Hosted in Jefferson City by the Missouri YMCA each fall in the Capitol building, this program focuses on leadership development by way of the legislative process.

Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership – Located in southeast Missouri, this is a state and national youth leadership program for high school sophomores.

Missouri Leadership Seminar – A variety of leadership themes are presented to the students at this smaller statewide leadership program located in Warrensburg at UCM.

Missouri Rotary Academy (RYLA) – the Rotary club offers this in Fulton each summer. Primarily for high school Sophomores and Juniors, the focus of this program is on community service.