• Youth Leadership McDuffie

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  • 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 Dates 2018-19 Dates

    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 Tentative Session Dates

    September 19

    October 17

    December 5

    January 16

    February 13

    March 20

    April 17

    May TBA

    Graduation TBA

  • Upcoming Events

  • 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