The AMP’D Continuing Education Scholarships are designed for modern professionals from Chamber Member businesses or organizations seeking to continue their education on any level; whether pursuing a college degree, technical certification, or attending a professional development conference. Applicants must be employed by a Douglas County Chamber members, have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED, and be under the age of 40.
Applications for the 2021 AMP’D Continuing Education Scholarship will be available in January 2021.
Congratulations to the Top 10 Young Professionals of 2020!
Amy Barrow, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Dr. Ronnie Bolar, Vital Life Chiropractic
Devetrion Caldwell, Douglas County Schools
Charles Camp, GreyStone Power Corporation
Monique Carruthers, ZEST Preparatory Academy
Kala Elliott, RA-LIN & Associates, Inc.
Katy Hilbert, Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc.
Amy McCoy, My Hometown Realty Group
Blair Pilgrim-McClure, West Georgia Board of Realtors
Erica Pullen, UGA Cooperative Extension – Douglas County
The Top Ten Young Professionals of 2020 is a recognition presented by the DC Chamber’s Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas (AMP’D). Advancing Modern Professionals in Douglas is a program of the Douglas County Chamber Foundation.
The NextGen Mentoring Program is a cornerstone of AMP’D and its mission of attracting emerging professionals to engage, develop, and serve in Douglas County.
Young professional mentees are connected with an accomplished professional from a broad array of commercial, nonprofit, and government backgrounds. Mentors help shape a young professional’s future by sharing your knowledge and providing a firsthand glimpse of life and work in Douglasville and Douglas County. At the conclusion of the program, mentors and mentees often find that the learning has been mutual and that the relationship has grown in ways not foreseen at the start.
Applications for the program will be available in Fall 2020. Please contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022 for more information.
2021 date will be announced soon
Proceeds from the Cornhole Tournament benefit annual Leadership Scholarships that are presented to local high school seniors who demonstrate outstanding leadership and community service potential. Proceeds also fund young professionals seeking to further their education. The double elimination Cornhole Tournament begins at 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 3 p.m. Registration for Chamber members is $35 for each team of two and $50 for each team of two for non-members. The Cornhole Tournament is open to teams of all ages. Due to the nature of the venue is a rain or shine event.
I admit I was initially skeptical about joining AMP’D. It was completely out of my comfort zone, but it seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up. A year after I joined, I had the opportunity to join the Board of Directors. I enjoy serving on Team Attract. I enjoy the engagement with team members, working with and learning from them, and involvement in community events. Through various events, I have developed my networking skills, made meaningful community connections, and gained experience in social media, marketing and event planning, among other skills. I’m beyond grateful to the Chamber for providing such an interactive and immersive program like AMP’D for young professional growth! Major key alert!