Youth Leadership Conferences

Military Order of the World Wars, Region VIII
Youth Leadership Conferences

Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Oklahoma
7-10 June 2021 Director LTC Robert Mathews
Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas
27 June -1 July 2021 Director CAPT Deborah Dombeck
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
18-22 July 2021 Director MG Gary Bunch
Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas
24-28 July 2021 Director LTC Paul Faidley

Sponsored by:

Region VIII, Military Order of the World Wars and Affiliated Organizations

Youth Leadership Conferences


WHAT: The 2021 Annual Youth Leadership Conferences (YLCs) of Region VIII, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) and affiliated organizations will be held inperson this summer.

The purpose of the program is to teach high school students the fundamentals of Leadership, Americanism, Patriotism and the American Free Enterprise and Judicial systems, the fundamentals of citizenship. The conferences provide excellent speakers, workshops, networking with their peers from across the state and are a memorable experience for the high school students.

Over 350 students are selected annually to attend these conferences, with awards presented to the Outstanding Student at each conference. The expectation is that the students will return to their high schools with a better understanding of what a leader truly is, how they lead effectively and impart that knowledge to their peers.

WHO: Participants are high school leaders from the states of Texas and Oklahoma who are entering their Junior or Senior years in the Fall of 2021. They are selected by sponsoring Chapters of the Military Order of the World Wars or by other affiliated
sponsoring organizations.

HOW: Students are sponsored at no cost to them. The sponsorship includes all meals, lodging and program costs. Parents provide their student’s transportation to and from the conferences.

While at the conferences, the students are under adult supervision. The students are assigned to teams and led by previous graduates of the YLCs who serve as counselors and facilitators for the workshops. The students are housed in university dormitories with men and women separated. They eat in university dining facilities and meet in university auditoriums and classrooms. Some of the conferences have field trips to local attractions such as the President George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and the National Museum of the Pacific War.


 Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Oklahoma   7-10 June 2021
        Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas                           27 June-1 July 2021
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas            18-22 July 2021
 Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas                           24-28 July 2021

**All the mandated COVID-19 precautions and protections required by
Texas, Oklahoma and the host Universities will be observed.**

Sample Youth Leadership Conference