Junior Leadership Odessa


Junior Leadership Odessa is a program of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce for Junior-year students from New Tech Odessa, Odessa High School, Permian High School, OCTECHS, and Odessa Collegiate Academy.

Recent graduates from the Chamber’s sister program for business professionals (Leadership Odessa) organize and lead the Junior Leadership sessions.


FREE, thanks to the generosity of individual or business Members of the Chamber who donate funds or food to the program.


2023 Jr. Leadership Odessa Enrollment Application

Enrollment for the 2023 class begins in November. The enrollment deadline is 5 pm, Friday, December 16, 2022. Class is formed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To find out more, please call Carla Hartwig 432-333-7854 at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce or email Carlah@odessachamber.com.

2023 Schedule

January 22, 2023 – February 22, 2023
To graduate from Junior Leadership you must attend the retreat and at least three of the four evening sessions.

*Sessions will begin and end at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, 700 N. Grant, Suite 200 (Bank of America building).


Saturday, January 21, 2023
8:25 am-4:00 pm
Location TBD

Media & Education

Monday, January 23, 2023
5:30 – 9:00 pm
*Odessa Chamber of Commerce

Law Enforcement & Government

Monday, January 30, 2022
5:30 – 9:00 pm
*Odessa Chamber of Commerce

Social & Medical Services

Monday, February 6, 2022
5:30 – 9:00 pm
*Odessa Chamber of Commerce

Arts & Culture

Monday, February 13, 2022
5:30 – 9:00 pm
*Odessa Chamber of Commerce


Tuesday, February 23, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location TBD