YLX empowers central Oklahoma youth to become leaders who have a positive influence on their communities.

What Is YLX?

YLX, or the Youth Leadership Exchange, is the high-school-age programming arm of Leadership Oklahoma City, Inc. YLX programs are school-year-long classes that meet one day a month. The classes are designed to teach the participants how to be better community leaders through volunteer service. Classes include exposure to organizations that work in the community as well as lessons and practice in skills that are useful in community work. Members for the classes are selected from applications and are as diverse as possible, enabling the class members to experience working with young people from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives, an important ability for community leaders.
Youth Leadership Exchange (YLX) programming currently includes: 
  • Leadership Skills program, for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, a community information program;
  • Youth in Action program, for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, a skills-based program; and the
  • Youth Council of Oklahoma City, for high school juniors and seniors, a project of the City of Oklahoma City managed by YLX, which educates and involves teenagers in city government.