About The Partnership

A nine-month leadership program for high school sophomores, Oktibbeha Young Leaders is designed to develop an energetic and diverse group of informed and qualified young leaders who will become our business and community leaders of tomorrow. The program currently allows students to explore varying aspects of business and economic development, education, law and criminal justice, health care, quality of life, and government. Activities are designed to develop skills in teamwork and collaboration, problem solving, communication, organization and planning, ethics, networking, personal development and leadership skills. Participants gain an increased awareness of how leadership affects all aspects of life.

For more information on the Oktibbeha Young Leaders program, please contact Hunter Harrington at 662.323.3322 or email hharrington@starkville.org

Application Deadline EXTENDED, March 16 – Midnight

All 4 components of the application (Acknowledgment, Recommendation, Application, and Essay) must be completed by March 9th to be considered.





The application period has now CLOSED. We will be in contact with applicants by April 1 or sooner to schedule interviews.