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September 5, 2014
LITTLE ROCK – Five state legislators, 30 years of learning, scores of community success
stories, and a network that is 450 members strong. That is just part of the legacy
that comes with being part of LeadAR, the Lead Arkansas program.
Now, through Sept.16, is your opportunity to become part of LeadAR’s success stories.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service
is now accepting applications for LeadAR’s Class 17. Our next class begins in February
LeadAR, or Lead Arkansas, is a two-year study structure offers participants an in-depth
and global view of issues facing their communities, state and country. It includes
a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., to gain insight on the policy making process
and how it impacts Arkansas and an out of country trip, to compare communities and
economies and find cultural sharing opportunities.
The program has taken International study tours to Greece, Bolivia, Canada, Australia,
Vietnam, Scotland, Panama and Costa Rica, Brazil, and China. The Advisory Council
is currently considering Africa, India, and the Baltic States for Class 16.
“For three decades, LeadAR has offered its students an increased understanding of
economic and social changes affecting Arkansas,” said Joe Waldrum, LeadAR program
director. “In doing so, our participants develop their leadership skills and gain
greater confidence in their abilities to make positive changes in their communities.”
Tuition for the program is $3,000, payable in installments over a year. Interested
individuals should go to www.uaex.uada.edu/leadar or call (501) 671-2076 to learn more about the LeadAR Program. The complete application
packet is due by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible persons
regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin,
religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any
other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need
materials in another format, please contact your County Extension office as soon as
possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
By The Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Joe Waldrum or Krishna Ellington at email@example.com or 501-671-2076