50 students selected for the 2013 Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks
The 50 students for the 2013 Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks have been selected! We had a tremendous response this year and the class was filled with amazing students. The Four Star... Read More
Student selection update
We have begun notifying finalists this morning, and will conduct phone interviews this week. We will announce the 50 students selected to the program and 5 alternates by May 24th, 2013. Thank you for... Read More
July 14-20, 2013
at Oklahoma Christian University
2013 FOUR STAR LEADERSHIP WITH GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS is now accepting applications for students interested in attending. APPLY NOW!
FOUR STAR LEADERSHIP WITH GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS is a world-class summer leadership program that allows 50 of the top high school students in the US to have a face-to-face experience with national and international leaders. King Abdullah of Jordan, Governor Mike Huckabee, Governor Mary Fallin, General Tommy Franks, Secretary Jack Kemp, Governor Bill Richardson, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senator James Inhofe and Olympic gold-medalist Michelle Smith are a few of the program participants over the past three years. The National Center for Policy Analysis, Oklahoma Christian University, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute & Museum are partnering to create this opportunity for our next generation of leaders.
Students receive the same policy briefings world leaders receive and then are challenged to address those issues individually in a persuasive speech and editorial, and collaboratively in a Student Congress format. The program includes teambuilding exercises, spontaneous problem solving and coaching in persuasive speaking and writing. Students have an opportunity to gain scholarships, internships and much more. When students win a scholarship for themselves, they also win a financial award for the school that nominated them to attend.
The program is built around the core principles of character, common vision, communication and caring that guided General Tommy Franks through a 38-year career. These principles form a platform of discovery for the next generation of America's Leaders.