The Youth Leadership Bulloch Class of 2023 presented by Kiwanis Credit: Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce

The Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce welcomed its new Youth Leadership Bulloch class on August 17 with a meet and greet at the Chamber.

This year’s class includes 30 students, representing Statesboro High School, Southeast Bulloch High School, and Bulloch Academy.

Youth Leadership Bulloch is a flagship program of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce, designed to identify future leaders. This is accomplished by exposing participants to a network of peers and community leaders.

According to the Chamber, this exposure will provide greater insight and broader knowledge of the issues facing our community at-large. It is the program’s mission to develop future leaders who will take an active role as an adult, in the decision-making process of their community.

Objectives of the program include:

  • Identifying exemplary high school juniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities and concern for their community through volunteer service and civic engagement
  • Selecting class participants who represent the various geographic areas and demographic groups of Bulloch County
  • Delivering a Program of Work that will acquaint participants with the community’s economic and civic infrastructure, opportunities and threats, and the resources used by community leaders and decision makers in addressing such issues

The Kiwanis Club of Statesboro is the Youth Leadership class presenting sponsor this year. Leadership Bulloch Alumni and Statesboro Floor Covering are the premier sponsors.

“We are grateful for organizations who invest in our local youth and their leadership development,” the Chamber said in a Facebook post. “We thank them all for their support and we congratulate this year’s participants.”

Applications are accepted in the spring of each year and are available on the Chamber website.

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Whitney Lavoie

Whitney Turner Lavoie is a Statesboro native and freelance writer/editor. She is an active volunteer with her children’s school PTO and Girl Scouts of America. Whitney previously worked in health communications...