About The Mayor's Commission on Youth Leadership
The Mayors Commission program incorporates civic agency goals where the students develop civic knowledge of their county and community (i.e. a sophisticated knowledge of the community and how it works); learn and apply the civic skills of organizing, communicating, and working with others; and value civic efficacy where the students understand their capacity to be change agents among their peers and throughout the community. Representatives of the High Achievers are the “core” of the Mayor’s Commission on Youth Development in Milledgeville, a project Mayor Bentley established with the High Achievers. Other representatives from afterschool programs in the community also participate. All of the participating students were chosen by their adult leaders and recognized as young people who have the potential to make a difference in the community.
The purpose of the Mayor’s Commission on Youth Leadership is for youth to:
(1) learn about the issues that affect them,think critically about them, make informed opinions, know that they can make a difference and share informed opinions with others
(2)Incorporate civic agency goals so that the students develop civic knowledge of their county and community; learn and apply the civic skills of organizing, communicating, and working with others; and value civic efficacy where the students understand their capacity to be change agents among their peers and throughout the community
(3) Prepare students to become future leaders by helping them to understand that individuals and collaborative groups can make a difference. It does so by exposing them to effective civic agents, including legislative representatives and city and county leaders.
If you are interested in having your youth join The Mayors Commission on Youth leadership, please contact Isaac.Cleveland@gcsu.edu to learn more about the Mayors Commission, please see our brochure (pdf).
Mayors Commission Investiture ceremony
Mayors Commission taking a stance against "Bullying"
The High Achievers Program
Campus Box 075 | Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone 478-445-5613; Fax 478-445-0147