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 2012-2013!
- George Adames – Grovetown High School
- Joshua Baker – Evans High School
- Chloe Belangia – Augusta Preparatory Day School
- Sarah Boland – Lakeside High School
- Emma Branch – Greenbrier High School
- Nolan Brandon – Augusta Preparatory Day School
- Nellie Brunson – Homeschooled
- Ashton Burton – Augusta Christian Schools
- Menley Creekmore – Evans High School
- Emily Graven – Evans High School
- Angela Han – Lakeside High School
- Beth Hardy – Lakeside High School
- Sydney Hillman – Harlem High School
- Autumn Johnson – Evans High School
- Brody Johnstone – Lakeside High School
- Joseph Kortick – Lakeside High School
- Abigail MacDonald – Lakeside High School
- Madison Metcalf – Greenbrier High School
- Tate Mitchell – Greenbrier High School
- Clayton Oetting – Augusta Christian Schools
- Kaitlyn Quinn – Grovetown High School
- Brandi Ray – Grovetown High School
- Tristen Real – Lakeside High School
- Jonathan Saul – Greenbrier High School
- Samantha Stewart – Homeschooled
- Stephanie Stover – Evans High School
- Shelby Wilson – Harlem High School
- Caleb Yarbro – Greenbrier High School
Thanks to our generous sponsors!
Program Title Sponsor:
Georgia Iron Works