Chamber Holds Kickoff Reception for Youth Leadership Class | Best Of
WARNER ROBINS, GA- The Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce held a kick-off reception at the Chamber in honor of the 25 outstanding high school juniors that were selected by their counselors to participate in the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.
The participants for the Class of 2012-13 are: Skyler Dawn Baughcum, Northside High; Chenhui Y. Bergl, Houston County High; Gehrig A. Broxton, The Westfield School; Erin Butikofer, Warner Robins High; Carson Elizabeth Carriker, Houston County High; Jennifer N. Carter, Northside High; Cecilia Louise Cerja, Warner Robins High; Caitlen Sarah Christensen, Houston County High; Baylee Alyse Culverhouse, The Westfield School; Carmen Nicole Foskey, Warner Robins High; Brendan Fred Kennedy, Warner Robins High; Nicole Elizabeth Knyfd, The Westfield School; Molly Kathryn Lauritsen, Veterans High; Jacob Barron McNeese, Veterans High; Aja Sade' Miller, Veterans High; Javier Antonio Molina, Northside High; Matthew Paul Monday, Warner Robins High; Kahlil Idalis Moss, Veterans High; Taylor L. Peterson, Houston County High; Peyton Olivia Raley, Northside High; Billy Hunter Schwanebeck, Houston County High; Tiffany Renee' Taylor, Houston County Career Academy; Willa Wang, Houston County High; Ashunti Jabria Williams, Northside High; and Bailey Michaela Woodard, Veterans High.
Mayor Chuck Shaheen and Mayor John Harley were present to support the students and the program. And a check presentation was also made by Robins Federal Credit Union, one of several sponsors of the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.
“Robins Federal Credit Union believes in fostering young people and we’re proud to support a program that helps develop young adults in the way that the Youth Leadership program does,” commented Dee Dee Côté, SVP/ Chief Administrative Officer for RFCU.
The Youth Leadership Robins Region program exposes young leaders to the key elements that form a strong and dynamic community and thus encourages their input and creativity. It makes students aware of the many opportunities for them to remain in the Robins Region after their post-secondary education by equipping students with the tools needed for future leadership roles in our society. Selection is based on character interest in the community, and the desire to shape ideas and attitudes in others.
The Youth Leadership program is also designed to contribute to the development of future leaders by exposing participants to contemporary community issues, increasing awareness of community needs, strengthening teamwork skills, enhancing communication skills, and cultivating decision making skills. Youth LRR is presented by the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Flint Energies, The International City Optimist Club, Robins Federal Credit Union and Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q, with the endorsement of the Houston County Board of Education and Westfield Schools.
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