Leadership Tomorrow


Leadership Tomorrow Application

Help celebrate 26 years of Leadership Tomorrow! 

Apply now for the 2017-2018 class of Leadership Tomorrow! Applications are due by April 3, 2017.                                                  

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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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 2016 - 2017

Tentative Calendar of Sessions and Events for 2017-2018


“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 2016-2017

 A special thank you to all of the businesses and individuals who support Leadership Tomorrow through sponsorship. Our 2016-2017 program sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:   

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

Welcome Reception: Consolidated Communications

Graduation: State Representative Trent Ashby

Session Sponsors:   Angelina Arts Alliance

                                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); Jo-Anne Bocock (BancorpSouth); Maci Herrington Dover (Whataburger); Katie Glanton (Georgia Pacific); Shell Lockhart (Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas); Joy Scott-Killam (CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial), Lauren Stacy (Brandon Elementary), Glenda Wynne (Consolidated Communications).

Steve Killam

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Will Alvis

Merrill Lynch

Jo-Anne Bocock


Maci Herrington Dover


Katie Glanton

Georgia Pacific

Shell Lockhart

Goodwill Industries of Central East Texas

Joy Scott-Killam

Chi St. Luke's Health Memorial

Lauren Stacy

Brandon Elementary School


Glenda Wynne

Consolidated Communication





The 2016-2017 Leadership Tomorrow Class

Kimberlin Arnold – Lufkin High School

Cade Lankford – Hudson High School

Emily Bowman – Hudson High School

Emily LaRoe – Home School

Hannah Campbell - Huntington High School  

Mackenzie Lillard – Hudson High School

Morgan Chandler – Diboll High School

Elizabeth Matthews – Central High School

Nolan Craft – Hudson High School

Krishna Patel – Diboll High School

Clayton Gesford – Lufkin High School

Mary Beth Ratcliff – Hudson High School

Julia Glass – Hudson High School

Kyle Tierney – Lufkin High School

Zariah Hadnot – Lufkin High School

Caleb Wafer – Huntington High School

Haley Henry – Hudson High School

Tyler Webb – Diboll High School

Jack Hester – Lufkin High School

Erin Willis – Huntington High School

Kendall Jackson – Lufkin High School

Sarah Withem – Lufkin High School

Cason Jenkins – Hudson High School

Kyle Wynne – Lufkin High School

Seth Jordan – Lufkin High School



Click below to view previous Leadership Tomorrow Classes

For more information about Leadership Tomorrow, contact Susie Cardwell at 936-634-6644 or email scardwell@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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