Arvest Sponsoring First Leadership Program for Rogers, Ark. Students; Applications Due Aug. 31

Friday, August 24 at 01:30 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Seventeen years ago in Northwest Arkansas, the First Leadership program began based on the vision of Dick Trammel, Carl Baggett and Raymond Burns as well as many other community leaders.  It was designed to help mold high school students in the Rogers, Ark. area into future leaders. 

This year, Arvest Bank has teamed up with the Rogers/Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce to launch the program.

Sophomores & juniors from the city of Rogers are invited & encouraged to apply for the program.  Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 or above, not already overly involved in other extra-curricular activities, display leadership qualities & potential, and show a desire to be involved in the community.

Up to 20 students are chosen to participate in the program.  Those students who are chosen for the program must maintain passing grades in all courses throughout First Leadership, attend all First Leadership sessions and complete 10 hours of community service.

There are nine sessions where students learn everything from human services to personal finance.  Each year, the students take a trip to tour Little Rock where they’ll get to meet Governor Beebe and visit various cultural and historic sites like the Clinton Library, Central High Museum and the Arkansas Arts Center. First Leadership also allows students to interact with community and business leaders who they otherwise might not have the opportunity to meet. 

The deadline for applications is August 31.  Applications can be picked up at Rogers High School, Heritage High School, or downloaded online at

Tags: Arvest Benton County, Community Support, Financial Education, Rogers
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