Chamber seeks sponsors for Junior Leadership programs

Junior Leadership Odessa is a 40 old program of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce for Junior-year students from Falcon Early College High School at Odessa College, New Tech Odessa, OCTECHs, Odessa High School, and Permian High School.
Participants attend sessions once a week, through the months of January and February. Each student needs a sponsor of $200. Classes are limited to 40 students. Each session will also have a food sponsor who will provide dinner to the group.
Junior Leadership Odessa (JLO) is a program sponsored by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, and is planned, coordinated, and executed by the present Leadership Odessa (LO) class. The JLO program is designed to expose high school juniors to Odessa’s resources and the many opportunities available in the community.
“Junior Leadership Odessa has been a very successful program of ours over the years,” said Lynn Van Amburgh, director of operations at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber started this program 40 years ago, and it has truly matured into something we are all very proud of.”
The Odessa Chamber of Commerce’s JLO 2019 session begins in January with an annual retreat, followed by four additional sessions learning about subjects such as healthcare, media and education, arts and culture, and government and public safety.
Those interested in sponsoring a student for $200 can contact Lynn Van Amburgh at 333-7862 or by emailing
For more information on this program, go online.