Twenty-Four Houston County students named to Youth Leadership Robins Region Class of 2017-2018


Robins Youth LEadershipThe Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce held a kick-off reception at the in honor of the 24 outstanding high school juniors that were selected by their counselors to participate in the Youth Leadership Robins Region Program. The kick-off event took place August 8th at Flint Energies Community Center in Warner Robins.

The participants for the Class of 2017-18 are: Steven Finnell, Amber McCants, Ansley McCook, and Reed Resendiz of Warner Robins High School;  Reese Coker,  Hannah Thigpen, Emma Lewis, and Krina Patel of Northside High School; Kameron Hayes, Maddie Key, Alyssa Lee, Kennedi Moore, and Harsh Singh of Houston County High School; Cora Bobo, Rio Espinoza, Austin Guajardo, Alasha Heard, Riley Kagele, and Savannah Williams of Veterans High School; Andrew Collins, Riley Hickock, Drake Jones and Nate Sizemore of Westfield School; and Colleen Braski of Mount De Sales Academy.

Special remarks were made during the program by Houston County Board of Education’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Mark Scott, and  by Pat Braski, Owner/Operator of Chick-filA Warner Robins and sponsor of the 2017-18 Youth Leadership Robins Region Program.  “Chick-fil-A Warner Robins is proud to sponsor this program again this year because we believe in finding and building leaders,” said Braski.  “I’m happy to say that several of my employees have been through this outstanding program.”

The Youth Leadership Robins Region program exposes young leaders to the key elements that form a strong and dynamic community and encourages their input and creativity.  By equipping students with the tools needed for future leadership roles in our society, they become aware of the many opportunities for them to remain in the Robins Region after their post-secondary education.  Students apply for the program in the spring of their junior year in high school and are selected 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 Leadership Robins Region is presented by the Robins Regional Chamber and endorsed by the Houston County Board of Education and Westfield Schools.



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