Eleventh-graders Ciara Doyle, Meredith Jones, Drew Vincent, and Kyle Winkler have been accepted into the 2013-14 class of Youth Leadership Sandy Springs.
The students join 31 others from 8 area schools who will spend this school year learning leadership skills while studying the Sandy Springs community. The students started their year of exploration on an Outward Bound low ropes course on August 24, getting introduced to some of the skills they will develop this year and getting to know each other. Their next team exercise will be a cell phone scavenger hunt, taking them across Sandy Springs and allowing them to get an overview of their community.
Future programs will include in-depth looks at city government, the economy, social services, public safety and the environment. Before graduating in April, the group will identify in the Sandy Springs community and complete a joint service project .
About Leadership Sandy Springs
Youth Leadership Sandy Springs is a unique opportunity for high school sophomores and juniors who are interested in developing leadership skills, investigating the issues facing Sandy Springs and discovering opportunities for service.
In YLSS, students explore Sandy Springs, look at its government, environment, social service agencies, public safety and economic development. Classes meet at city hall, on the Chattahoochee River, behind the scenes at the police department, go to jail, argue in courtrooms and learn the community’s history from inside historic homes. Students work with business, civic and government leaders to understand what shapes our community.
From what they learn about Sandy Springs and its needs, class members will create a group service project in the spring.
For more information about the program, see www.leadershipsandysprings.org/ylss.