The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the graduates of the inaugural Youth Leadership Douglas (YLD) Mentor Program. The selected students were paired with a mentor to facilitate conversation, guidance, and motivation during their senior year. The group was recognized at the Comcast Business After Hours at Chapel Hills Golf Club on February 22nd.
The YLD Mentor Program connects young adults with accomplished professionals from a broad array of commercial, nonprofit and government backgrounds. This highly interactive program permits participants to utilize their mentors for personal and professional growth. Students and their mentors were required to meet at least three times throughout the course of the program. Mentors helped shape their student’s future by sharing knowledge and providing a firsthand glimpse of life and work in Douglasville and Douglas County. Mentors and mentees discovered that the learning was mutual and that the relationships grew in ways not foreseen at the start.
Participant, Devon Boatright, commented, “It has been beneficial for me to talk to someone with the same interests as me who has already gone through what I have ahead of me. My mentor, Nadia Faucette, has given me excellent advice that will help me for years to come.”
The application for the 2018-19 YLD Mentor program is available on the Chamber’s website. Seniors from any Douglas County high school (both public and private) who have completed the YLD Program during their junior year are eligible to apply. For more information on Youth Leadership Douglas, contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com/leadership.
2017-2018 Youth Leadership Douglas Mentor Program Participants:
Devon Boatright, DCHS, and Nadia Faucette, GreyStone Power Company
Ashlyn Daniel, AHS, and Tonya Jackson, RA-LIN & Associates, Inc.
Folasade Fasina-Thomas, AH,S and Dr. Danielle Watson, Georgia Blue Foot & Ankle
Alex Godfrey, AHS, and Chelley Williams, Williams Pharmacy
Tyler Kelly, CHHS, and Dean Wang, Holiday Inn Express
Drew Ledbetter, homeschool, and Jerry Hall, Assured Comfort Heating, Air, & Plumbing
Kaleb Mack, DCHS, and Jonathan Lynn, Town of Tyrone
Joshua Mack, DCHS, and Coriya Falker, Radio One
Jake Suttles, AHS, and David Emadi, DC District Attorney’s Office
Avery Timmons, AHS, and Casey Bethel, Georgia Tech