Leadership Tomorrow


celebrating 26 years!

Leadership Tomorrow was developed for high school juniors and is hosted by the Chamber. The program mirrors the Leadership Lufkin program. Students in the program have the opportunity to learn about Angelina County firsthand, to explore opportunities that exist for their futures in this area, and to give back to the community through community volunteer service.                    

The class year will begin with an Opening Reception to welcome students and thank their sponsors. During the following seven months, the students will attend a day on the Ropes Course, and five additional sessions that educate them on social services, health care, education, local economy and government in Angelina County. Also included in the program will be three community volunteer projects.

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Application for the 2018-2019 Leadership Tomorrow class is now available.  All applications must be completed in full, along with references, and turned in to the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce by 5:00 PM on March 28, 2018. Click here to download the application. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a junior in high school in Angelina County
  • Applicant must be a resident of Angelina County
  • Applicant must pay $60 toward program expenses
  • Corporate sponsor must pay $200 toward program expenses.
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership potential in school, community, or family activities with an interest in furthering knowledge of Angelina County.
  • Applicant must commit to 100% attendance of all sessions and assignments.

Financial Assistance

If you require financial assistance, a letter explaining your request must be included with your application. Upon acceptance into the program tuition is due in full. Limited scholarships may be available. Click here for a copy of the Scholarship Request.

Tentative Calendar of Sessions and Events for 2018-2019


“He (student) still talks about his experiences with Leadership Tomorrow. Thanks for choosing him 3 years ago!!!  You make a huge difference in his life!!! “   

“Leadership Tomorrow is an important program for young people to be in. It taught be how to become a great leader, and how to develop those skills. It has also allowed me to become more involved in my community, and to make a difference on the lives around me.”

“Leadership Tomorrow has instilled in me a sense of pride of my hometown. This has made me appreciate and understand the uniqueness of Lufkin.”

“Leadership Tomorrow opened my eyes to the interworking of the Lufkin community. I have a new found appreciation for the people devoting their lives to improving it.”

“I learned so much about the community, gained leadership skills, and made new friendships. I would highly recommend being a part of this group.”

“When our daughter began Leadership Tomorrow program she had no idea of what direction she wanted to pursue with her college studies.  The exposure to the many different fields was eye opening for her.  It helped her decide which direction to go in.  After watching and listening to Jessica's positive experience, our youngest daughter Danielle also hopes to be part of this amazing program.  Thank you for the excellent job you do with these students!”

“I’ve enjoyed meeting people face-to-face that help make our community, and improve it on a daily basis. Leadership Tomorrow has taught me how to be a great example, and how to show others how they can help the community.”

“If you are considering participating in LT…do it!”


LEADERSHIP TOMORROW Sponsors 2017- 2018

 A special thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who support Leadership Tomorrow through sponsorship. Our 2017-2018 program sponsors:

Class Shirt Sponsor: Chick-fil-a at South Loop Crossing

Welcome Reception: Consolidated Communications

Graduation: State Representative Trent Ashby

Bronze Sponsors:   Kovar Captial

                                The Coalition




Leadership Tomorrow Committee

A Committee of Leadership Lufkin graduates volunteer their time to oversee and coordinate the program during the class year. Chairman, Steve Killam of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, leads the Committee and works closely with the Chamber to carry out the program. Other Committee members are Will Alvis (Merrill Lynch); Maci Herrington Dover (Whataburger); Sam Johnson (Mike Love & Associates, LLC); Matt Knight (The Advanced Financial Group); Taylor Kovar (Kovar Capital); Shell Lockhart (Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas); Joy Scott-Killam (CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial), Lauren Stacy (City of Lufkin Economic Development Corporation); Britany Vinson (Tomé Catering); Glenda Wynne (Consolidated Communications).

Steve Killam

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Will Alvis

Merrill Lynch

Maci Herrington Dover


Sam Johnson

   Mike Love & Associates

Matt Knight

   The Advanced Financial Group


Taylor Kovar

Kovar Capital

Shell Lockhart

Hospice in the Pines

Joy Scott-Killam

Chi St. Luke's Health Memorial

Lauren Stacy

City of Lufkin Economic Development

Britany Vinson

Tomé Catering



Glenda Wynne

Consolidated Communications





The 2017-2018 Leadership Tomorrow Class



Click below to view previous Leadership Tomorrow Classes

For more information about Leadership Tomorrow, contact Tori Jones at 936-634-6644 or email TJones@LufkinTexas.org 

By attending or participating in any Leadership Tomorrow session or event, you are giving the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce permission to use any likeness or photography taken during such sessions or events for publicity purposes.

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