Youth Leadership


Youth Leadership Columbia County Class of 2014Youth Leadership Class of 2014

Youth Leadership Columbia 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 Columbia County high schools or residents of Columbia County. They are selected after 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 Columbia 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 March every year and are available within the local schools. For more information, call the Chamber at 706-651-0018.

Welcome to the Youth Leadership Columbia County Class of 2013-2014!

  • Lauren Batchelor – Greenbrier High School
  • Ashlyn Bedgood – Evans High School
  • Jessie Burdette – Homeschool
  • Jenna Cliatt – Evans High School
  • Devyn Collins – Greenbrier High School
  • Mallory Daniel – Evans High School
  • Meghna Das – Lakeside High School
  • Dylan Drumm – Harlem High School
  • Hannah Echols – Grovetown High School
  • Todd Fowler – Augusta Preparatory Day School
  • Jennifer Gamble – Evans High School
  • Jacob Greenway – Augusta Christian Schools
  • Chase Hall – Westminister Schools of Augusta
  • Leanna Hall – Lakeside High School
  • Hampton Harbin – Lakeside High School
  • Timothy Hendrigsman – Harlem High School
  • Logan Hughes – Greenbrier High School
  • Alexis Johnson – Evans High School
  • Iverson Johnson – Augusta Christian Schools
  • Carol Joseph – Greeenbrier High School
  • Olivia Landrum – Lakeside High School
  • Alexia McNeill – Evans High Schools
  • Mary Catherine Rogers – Lakeside High School
  • John Talmon – Augusta Christian Schools
  • Rachel Taylor – Greenbrier High School
  • Ashley Thurman – Greenbrier High School
  • Stephanie Wilkes – Grovetown high School
  • CB Wren – August Preparatory Day School

Thanks to our generous sponsors!

Program Title Sponsor: 

Columbia County Community Connections
Columbia County Board of Education
Club Car
Fleming and Nelson, PC
Georgia Iron Works
Georgia Power
Georgia Regents University
Gold Cross EMS
Hayes Marine
Hull Barrett
Kendrick Paint & Body
Sherman & Hemstreet
The Retreat Tapas Bar
Wal-Mart of Grovetown
Wesley United Methodist Church

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