The Douglas County Chamber is pleased to announce the students that recently completed the Youth Leadership Douglas (YLD) Fall 2019 program. These students are juniors from Douglas County high schools and private schools. They were recognized at multiple events in January.
Youth Leadership Douglas students were given the opportunity to acquire and broaden their knowledge of not only social and business etiquette but also of local government, business and civic activities through the five-month leadership program. Co-Chairs, Julia Areh, from Georgia Highlands College and Taylor Pounds, from HRC Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects, led the students through the program. The program was coordinated by Ruby Byers, from the DC Chamber, Whitney Lester from the DC School System, and Dr. Tawyna Bailey from the DC School System. The program provided students with personal development opportunities that catered to each individual.
YLD Co-Chair, Taylor Pounds, commented, “Julia and I have been honored and humbled for the opportunity to lead the Fall class of Youth Leadership Douglas. Every class session was a learning and growing experience for this group and for us. It has been amazing to witness 26 individual leaders turn into one leadership group that overcame and conquered every challenge that we presented them with. They have set the bar high for future Youth Leadership Douglas classes.”
Graduating students include: McKenzey Bailey, Adrian Bennett, Mark Brazzell, Rhyan Brown, Aubrey Campbell-Bertocchi, Reese Chatman, Jaden Cobb, Amir Dayal, Sydney Furgess, Jordan Griffin, Jacquelyn Jones, Mattison Lake, Lily Martin, Zharia Minor, Josh Murray, Madison Pinkney, Dylan Prysock, Sarah Roberson, Michael Smith, Georgia Stinchcomb, Victoria Toups, Corben Wallace, Will Westbrook, Carmen Wilson, and Thomas Woodcum.
Applications for the 2020-2021 program will be available to rising juniors on February 4, 2020. For more information on this program, please contact Ruby Byers at 770.942.5022 or visit www.douglascountygeorgia.com/leadership.