A new program through the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s TYPROS called 918 Lead is still accepting applications for a couple more days. 918 Lead is designed to educate young Tulsans about the political process and running for public office.
Organizers told News On 6 the program is cut into a four-month, nine-session boot camp that will take place virtually on Friday’s. Participants will learn about public office, including campaigning and fundraising.
Guest speakers with firsthand knowledge of elections and campaigning will be brought in from both the state and local levels. Organizers said Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell is scheduled to speak during one of the sessions.
The cost is free for attendees. Organizers said they are looking for a diverse group of people between the ages of 18-40 with no specific party affiliation.
“Whether you’re wanting to be a candidate coming up soon or if you’re just really interested in the logistics, that’s what this program will give you,” said Tania Garza, TYPROS Diversity Crew Leader.
30 people will be selected from the pool for the inaugural class. Organizers said they are working on different opportunities for those not selected.
Applications close on Sunday.
To apply for the TYPROS 918 Lead program, Click Here.