Nomination Process

Thank you for your interest in nominating student(s) to attend an upcoming MYLead conference.  The nomination process is up to the school and can be as simple or involved as you would like.

Click here for a general overview of the MYLead program.

Here are some suggestions:

Step 1: Share this information with other faculty or staff you think would be interested in being involved with you in your school’s nomination process.

Step 2:  Determine how you want to select your nominee(s). The only requirement MYLead has is that student must be a sophomore during the current school year. All other criteria are up to you.

MYLead accepts up to eight student nominations per school. MYLead will pay for the first of those nominations, so the first student is completely free (to the school and the student!). For additional nominees, schools will be billed $185 per student in the spring. (Please note, your school may be eligible to have another student sponsored, so they too are free of charge to the school and the student. Please login or refer to your email from our recruitment team to learn more.)

Each school may choose to nominate by any means they choose. However, we have provided this example, as an option to use.

Step 3: Advertise! You can be as creative or simple as you wish…. The power is yours!

  • School announcements
  • Newsletters or newspaper
  • Teachers
  • Previous MYLead participants
  • Classes
  • Flyers
  • Social Media
  • School Website

Step 4: Select your exceptional sophomore(s). Regardless of whether you select one, two, three or four students to participate, MYLead strongly recommends specifying an alternative nominee who can be contacted if one of the initial nominees is not able to attend.  Students often have conflicts with conference times.  Specifying an alternate helps ensure your school will be represented.

Step 5: Inform each nominee. Be sure to tell them why he/she has been selected. Positive encouragement is wonderful and leadership comes in many forms – academic, extracurricular, service, peer influence, etc – so be specific….

Step 6:  Submit your nomination to MYLead. The quickest way to submit your nomination is online.  Please be sure to include parent contact information as it enables MYLead to share more details about the program directly with parents.

If you have questions, please contact recruitment@mylead.org and we will be happy to assist.