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Summer Camps and Opportunities--All ages

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education-Summer Camps

Posters are in classrooms and hallways with the link to FREE Summer Academies held this summer at different Oklahoma colleges and universities.  These math, science, and technology academies are for Oklahoma residents entering grades 8-12 this fall.  Highlights and subject areas from some of the academies include: architecture, forensics, aeronautics, biotechnology, engineering and more! For more information please go to:  If unable to access the internet, please call 1-800-858-1840 for info to be mailed.  Apply early—these academies fill up fast.

OSU Summer Art Academy

The OSU Summer Art Academy for junior high and high school students, ages 13-18 years old, starts soon!

Our sessions are taught by OSU instructors and are designed for commuter students. The first session, Art History, starts May 30, and is free to all students!

Classes include Portraiture, Learning from the Ancient Greeks, Sculpture, and an all-day session, Design Making and Design Thinking. The all-day class is available at a discount, and includes a field trip to Kravis Design Center in Tulsa. Transportation is provided.

Additional classes include the very popular Jewelry Making and Watercolor. Enroll now to save your seat.

We want YOU at OSU this summer!


OSU-Operation Orange—Summer Academy

SOSU is partnering with OSU Medical School to bring a clinic to our students. If you are interested in going into the medical profession, please sign up! Registration closes May 11th.  I cant get the pic to download so I will do my best to tell you.  It will be held at Southeasten in Durant on June 13th.  It is called Operation Oragnce and you basically get to spend a day in the life of a medical student.  You get to participate in hands-on demonstrations and explore different career areas. For more info, come by my office or go to for more information.  If you would like me to email the brochure, just send me a request to and I will forward the information.



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There is less than one week left to submit your application for the 2017 Four Star Leadership program! Don't miss this opportunity to attend our FREE, world-class summer leadership program. 


This year's program will be held July 9-14 and is set to feature an impressive lineup of speakers. Wouldn't you love the chance to meet and interact with real-world leaders? The application is easy to complete and completely online. 


Accepted students will have the opportunity to hear life-changing presentations from an exceptional array of speakers, a chance to earn more than $15,000 in scholarships, plus receive endorsements and recommendations for college and future positions of leadership. The deadline to submit applications is May 8!




A person's character is made up of integrity, self-discipline, loyalty, common sense, consistency and values.

Developing a common vision requires goals, focus, mission, teamwork, standards, conflict management, expectations and responsibility.


Great communication is achieved through listening, dialogue, content, consideration, comprehension and verification. 


The leadership quality of caring is shown by acting in the best interests of another person, group, team, organization or cause.





Four Star Leadership
General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum      

PO Box 222   

Hobart, Oklahoma 73651 

(580) 726-5900 


Chickasaw Nation-Toksali SMART(summer youth employment)

The Toksali SMART (formerly known as Summer Youth Employment) program is now accepting applications. The application period is March 1-31st. Applications are to be submitted online this year, no more paper apps, but they do require some documents to be uploaded. They are posted at

This year as part of the application, they have an In-School Youth Verification Form.(I have this is my office) Students and parents should sign this form, giving us consent to the requested information. This will help them identify more factors that may help more students qualify for their program. Students should bring this to me to complete.

To begin the app process, students will need to complete the interest profiler short form, under the assessments tab on the OKCIS website: If you contact them, they can assign you a username and password. (Prior participants already have one, but theycan look it up) The results of your interest profiler short form will need to be printed and later scanned or photographed so it can be uploaded into the application.


Creating a SMART Workforce, the Toksali SMART (Successful Mindsets with Attitude and Readiness for Tomorrow) program provides workforce training and experience to youth ages 14 to 21. Students are encouraged to develop productive work patterns and behaviors in real-world environments. Innovative partnerships with a variety of community resources provide youth with meaningful job experiences, strengthening the community workforce.

Experiences may include job shadowing, mentoring, leadership opportunities, job training and more.

Paid training sessions are provided throughout the month of June. Attendance is required.

Worksites are located both within the Chickasaw Nation and local communities.

SMART Benefits

-    Earn up to $2,000
-    Attain work experience
-    Learn new skills with on-the-job training
-    Receive career mentoring
-    Community service opportunities
-    Cultural education
-    Leadership development

You Provide:

  • Tribal citizenship card
  • CDIB/tribal letter
  • Social Security card
  • Driver’s license, photo ID or photo
  • Letter of acknowledgement from Selective Service or signed request form to receive number from Selective Service (male applicants, ages 18 and older)
  • Achievement test scores or most recent report card or transcript, high school diploma, GED Certification, etc.
  • Verification of residence (rent receipts, utility bills, etc.)
  • Income verification (check stubs, benefit letters, etc., for the last six months) for all household members ages 18 and older
  • Completed OKCIS Interest Profiler Assessment (call your area office for log-in information)
  • Completed Toksali Smart Online Application


  • Must be between the ages of 14 and 21 by June 1
  • Must reside within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries
  • Must be a member of a federally recognized Native American tribe

Other Information:

Training Areas:

  • Chickasaw Nation Core Values
  • Chickasaw Language
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Financial Literacy
  • Character/Leadership Development
  • Mentoring
  • Wellness/Nutrition
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Customer Service
  • Leadership Development Opportunities
  • Higher Education Supportive Programs/Services
  • Job Skills
  • Academic Skills Assistance/Tutoring
  • Cultural Experiences

I can help you upload your information if you need it.  


Oklahoma Association for the Gifted, Creative, & Talented

Each year OAGCT provides a number of awards and scholarships. The awards and scholarships are listed below
with links to the application. All scholarship applications with the exception of the Go Foundation and the
Beverly Riggs Scholarship must be postmarked or emailed no later than midnight May 31, 2017.

 The Beverly Riggs Camp Scholarship pays up to $500 toward summer camp attendance for Oklahoma
students who are identified as gifted. The camp must be in the gifted areas of academic, artistic enrichment,
leadership, and/or acceleration. The deadline to submit an application for the Beverly Riggs Camp
Scholarship is April 21, 2017.

University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa offers residential summer camps in film making and screenwriting for high school students. Camp days are spent in a workshop setting with planned evening activities arranged for recreation and further exploration of film.

July 9-15, 2017 - The Screenwriting Camp with Professor Michael Wright provides an intensive exploration of the craft of screenwriting along with stimulating group activities and film screenings. Students will create their own short screenplays that will be read for family and friends in a script festival on the last day.
Screenwriting Camp Application

July 15-22, 2017 – The Filmmaking Camp with videographer Erin McHenry provides students with the opportunity to fully plunge into every aspect of creating short films, along with evening screenings and exciting group activities. The camp will culminate in a film festival of the students’ work, screened for family and friends. Cameron Buckley (BA ’14) will serve as an additional instructor.
Filmmaking Camp Application

Please pass along this opportunity to students who are considering a degree in filmmaking, screenwriting or creative writing. 

For more information, visit our website.

Thank you!

The TU Office of Admission