Youth Leadership Hall
Youth Leadership Hall is a leadership development program that informs, motivates, and increases the awareness of selected high school juniors and seniors through interaction with community leaders. The program is an investment in the community’s future leadership.
- Program brings together a diverse group of high school juniors and seniors from public and private schools in Hall County;
- Class members participate in hands-on activities and team building exercises outside of the classroom walls;
- Participants are given the opportunity to network with business leaders throughout community;
- Participants gain career knowledge from a large variety of industries;
- Participants get excited about returning and contributing to our community after college;
- Gain valuable leadership skills, develop excellent communication skills while realizing the importance of a team;
- Participants improve their sense of civic responsibility and servant leadership by participating in community service projects.
- Candidate must be a rising junior or senior.
- Candidate must demonstrate leadership character traits, in and outside of the classroom.
- Candidate must have an exemplary academic record as well as enthusiasm and commitment to the program.
- Candidate should be involved in their schools through school clubs, athletics or student organizations.
- Candidate should have expressed interest in understanding and serving the community.
- Candidate should have demonstrated leadership ability or have exhibited potential leadership ability.
The selection process for this program will begin in January of each year with application information being sent to each school. Using the program objectives and eligibility requirements as a guideline, individual educators nominate their student of choice to a designated faculty member who is responsible for: collecting applications; supervising the selection process; and submitting completed applications to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in February. Potential participants are asked to complete an application and provide two letters of reference from a community leader and an educator. Previous applicants who were not chosen may reapply, if eligible.
Each applicant will be interviewed by a Selection Committee comprised of members of the business community and educators. The Selection Committee strives to achieve balance in the class by ensuring diversity of race/ethnicity, gender, and schools. All applicants are notified of the results of the selection process in May of each year. Quota for each participating school is based on student (rising juniors and seniors) enrollment.
After acceptance, participants will be required to pay a $50 one-time fee to help offset some of the expenses.
For additional information, email Dana Miller at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce or phone: 770-532-6206 ext. 113. Email Dana.