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Nominations for Youth LEAD Georgia are OPEN NOW! We encourage teachers, counselors, youth group leaders, employers, etc. to nominate young people for Youth LEAD Georgia. The nomination deadline is Sept. 1. Once a student is nominated, they will have until Sept. 30 to complete their application.

(Note: You will need to create an account when following the above nomination link)

Once a student is nominated for Youth LEAD Georgia, the student and their parent/guardian will receive a link to fill out the application within 3 business days after the nomination is submitted.

Recruitment Criteria:

  • Rising 10th and 11th grade students with leadership potential
  • School attendance records indicate academic commitment
  • Demonstrates motivation through personal behavior, desire and determination
  • Interest or desire to learn about leadership
  • Willingness to engage in new and different experiences

There is no cost for student participants. Meals, transportation for tours and program activities, and program materials are available through generous donations from Chick-fil-A.  Students will be required to arrange transportation to the sessions.

Those selected for the 2025 Youth LEAD Georgia class will be expected to attend all sessions, which are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

  • Jan. 25 – 27, 2025; Athens, Ga.
  • Mar. 16 – 17, 2025; Cartersville, Ga.
  • June 3 – 6, 2025; Bus Tour
  • Sept. 14 – 15, 2025; Columbus, Ga.
  • Nov. 9 – 10, 2025; Atlanta, Ga.

In addition, Youth LEAD Georgia participants will be invited to participate in the youth leadership summit at UGA on July 17 – 18, 2025.

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