Nomination Process

Upcoming Conferences
May Conference: May 18-20, 2018
June Conference: June 8-10, 2018
Held at Michigan State University

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.

MYLead will be holding one conference in May and the other in June of 2018.  Your school is welcome to nominate up to 8 total students in 2018.

MYLead will provide a full scholarship for the 1st student from your school to attend.  This means, the first attendee will be free of charge to the school/student.  This is made possible by generous community leaders, organizations, businesses, and individuals who believe in the positive impact MYLead has on sophomores.

In an effort to make the MYLead experience available to even more students, we will also provide a full scholarship for the 8th student nominated.  To take advantage of this second scholarship, we simply ask that you make sure at least one (if not both) of the scholarships is provided to an individual that may not otherwise have the financial means to attend a leadership conference of this nature.

In other words, as long as your school sends the maximum number of students (eight), the 1st and 8th students will be able to attend the conference completely free of charge to the school/student.  If you send more than one student, your school will be invoiced $185 for each of the 2nd-7th students in the spring.

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.

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.