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Greater Augusta area.

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Youth Leadership

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 goals of Youth Leadership Columbia County are 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.

Welcome Youth Leadership Columbia County Class of 2022!


  • Mark Abell, Greenbrier
  • Bria Rae Bentley, Westminster
  • Addison Carstens, Grovetown
  • Julia Clemente, Lakeside
  • Ella Combs, Grovetown
  • Judson Deal, Lakeside
  • Madeline Dial, Lakeside
  • Charlie Evans, Aquinas
  • Emily Farr, Aquinas
  • Morgan Gunby, Harlem
  • Aryan Gupta, Lakeside
  • Madison Hall, Greenbrier
  • Caroline Hilley, Lakeside
  • Sarah Horner, Lakeside
  • Claire Ivey, Greenbrier
  • Max Jaremski, Greenbrier
  • Kaleigh Keen, Lakeside
  • Meg Knight, Evans
  • Lanie Ledford, Lakeside
  • Shelby Lewis, Evans
  • William McCoy, Lakeside
  • Anne Marshall Mills, Augusta Prep
  • Courtlyn Myers, Evans
  • Ansley Pacheco, Evans
  • Diya Singhal, Lakeside
  • Kate Lee Smith, Augusta Christian
  • Grayson Taylor, Greenbrier
  • Charlie Timmons, Lakeside
  • Sam Weinstein, Greenbrier
  • Anika Yagnick, Lakeside

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