The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the selection of 53 students from the community to serve as the Youth Leadership Douglas (YLD) students for the 2015-2016 school year. These students are juniors in local Douglas County high schools and private schools.
Youth Leadership Douglas will give the students the opportunity to acquire and broaden their knowledge of not only social & business etiquette but also of local government, business and civic activities through a four month leadership program. The program is led by Coordinators Sara Ray, DC Chamber, Dr. Gordon Pritz and Ruby Byers from the DC School System. This program provides students with personal and professional development opportunities that cater to each individual.
Students completed a competitive application and interview process and 53 students were selected from Alexander, Douglas County, Chapel Hill, Lithia Springs, New Manchester High Schools as well as Harvester Christian Academy, Landmark Christian School and Omega Academy. The program will consist of Summer, Fall and Spring sessions. The Summer program was added this year to accommodate the growing program and features a five week intensive program while the Fall class will begin its new program in July and end in December and the Spring class run from January to May of 2016.
There is no availability in the program for this year, but applications for the program will be available to high school sophomores in February 2016. For more information on this program, please contact Sara Ray at 770.942.5022.
2015-2016 Youth Leadership Douglas Students
Bria Adams, Tierra Bryant, Jakki Daniel, Tori Davenport, Delphina Djeumeni, Laine Doomes, Ida Dowlatpanah, Aubrey Lee, Matthew Miller, Ismail Muhammad, Christina Nelson, Riddhi Patel, Deborah Seong, Jack Shadinger, Faith Shannon, Dele Babalola, Olivia Barnes, Queen Bonner, Erica Bressner, Jalen Brown, Nathaniel Christian, Tari Clement, Matthew Cline, Dori Coney, Devika Dutt, Caitlyn Fowler, Ethan Harrison, Austin Hawkinson, Ashton Johnson, Isaac Lagarde, Carter Lankford, Brandon Lindstrom, Chassey Lock, Britney Lowe, Adara Mayo, Brianna McConnell, Kayla McLain, Essence Nelson, Allison Price, Ellie Rager, Diana Sims, Christine Sit, Kiarra Slay, Kamran Sorhaindo, Joe Thompson, Sebastian Torres-Wilcken, Madison Tritt, Janna Tysor, Mika Walker, Caroline Watkins, Jordan Whitaker, and Jackie Williams.