Youth Leadership McDuffie
Youth Leadership McDuffie County is a program designed to educate through experience and motivate young leaders and enable them to take an active role in their community. This will result in strong leaders who have hope for the future and the tools to influence a positive and progressive community. Participants must be sophomores or juniors in McDuffie County high schools or residents of McDuffie County. They are selected after much consideration of their recognized and potential leadership and the merit of their application. The Selection Committee strives to achieve a geographical, racial and socio-economic balance in their selections.
The goal of Youth Leadership McDuffie County is to:
- Identify and educate potential, emerging, and existing youth leaders.
- Present in-depth programs that acquaint participants with community needs, issues and resources.
- Allow interaction with community leaders and decision makers.
- Teach students the positive values and benefits of community service.
- Encourage students to actively engage in making their community a better place to live.
- Enhance civic pride and patriotism in our county, state and country.
- Provide opportunities for students from different geographic areas to know one another and develop a level of mutual trust and respect.
Applications are available in April every year and are available within the local schools. For more information, call the Chamber at 706-597-1000.
May 15 - YLMcD Applications Due
May 18 - Final Day to receive references
June 1 - Applicant Interviews
August 27 - Parent/Student Orientation
September 8 - Kickoff Retreat
Tentative Session Dates
Sydney Kate Candler, Thomson High School
Michael Clary, Thomson High School
Holland Cook, Home School
Layne Derry, Thomson High School
Amy Giles, Thomson High School
Shaniya Grant, Thomson High School
Auzjah Hart, Thomson High School
Mya Hester, Thomson High School
Cole Mosley, Briarwood Academy
Sybil Poston, Thomson High School
Karman Rivers, Thomson High School
Edquan Hudgeon, Thomson High School
Emmalee Sims, Briarwood Academy
Madison Adams, Briarwood Academy
Ceniya Ivery, Thomson High School
Vashti Williams, Thomson High School
Ethan Bonner, Thomson High School
Hannah Whitaker, Briarwood Academy
Kenneth Hopgood, Thomson High School
Dannasha McNair, Thomson High School
A'Kyiah Stephens, Thomson High School
Daxton Kent, Thomson High School
Lawson Sheppard, Briarwood Academy