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.
2018 - 19 Advisory Board
Anita Cummings Rosa Hunt Jessica Eubanks Ian Moody Gavin Findley Cole Mosley Jennifer Harrison Marcus Reynolds Edquan Hudgeon Angie Roberts Taryn Hudson
2018-19 Leadership Class Schedule
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
Graduation - TBA
Leadership 101 Schedule
Thomson High School Students - August 28 @ 3:15 (THS Media Center)
Briarwood Academy Students - August 29 @ 12:00 p.m. (Room TBD)
Damon Arnette, Thomson High School
Zacaria Belton, Thomson High School
Madeline Brown, Thomson High School
Jamarian Clark, Thomson High School
Summer Eicher, Thomson High School
Jamyes Evans, Thomson High School
Tucker Foster, Thomson High School
Sharkiayia Fuller, Thomson High School
Sydney Higdon, Thomson High School
Lauren Huff, Briarwood Academy
Barrett Johnson, Briarwood Academy
Erica Lewis, Thomson High School
Christina Powell, Thomson High School
Aaron Land, Briarwood Academy
Miranda Williford, Thomson High School
2018 - 2019 Leadership 101 Class Members
Brady Ansley, Briarwood Academy
DJ Brown, Thomson High School
Lizzie Brown, Thomson High School
Wyatt Callaway, Briarwood Academy
Mattie Grae Cheely, Briarwood Academy
Imani Coley, Thomson High School
Madison Davis, Thomson High School
Jamon Fanning, Thomson High School
AG Foster, Briarwood Academy
Ella Johnson, Briarwood Academy
D'Angelo Jones, Thomson High School
Malik Jones, Thomson High School
Angel Lockett, Thomson High School
Ashanti Mance, Thomson High School
Diamond Parrott, Thomson High School
Wesley Pope, Thomson High School
Kaylee Tam, Thomson High School
David Workman, Thomson High School