The goal of the Rankin Youth Leadership program is to identify and develop a group of young leaders who can impact the future of Rankin County by learning how to assume responsible community leadership roles. We familiarize participants with the community’s opportunities, needs, problems and resources and help the students to establish an effective dialogue and form friendships among participants and community leaders. The class also develops leadership and management skills by providing training in skills such as goal setting, effective communication, decision making, team building, motivation, organization and work ethic development. Sophomore students from every public and private school in Rankin County, as well as home school students are eligable for this program. The selected class begins the program in August of their Junior year and graduates in April.


    For more information on Rankin County Youth Leadership, contact your school counselor or Mandi Arinder, Executive Director, of the Rankin County Chamber of Commerce at marider@rankinchamber.com or (601) 825-2268.


  • Youth Leadership Class of 2018/2019

    Student: School:
    Alex Hagan Brandon High School
    Jack Owens Brandon High School
    Jordan Therrell Brandon High School
    Phoebe Garrett Brandon High School
    Reese Jones Discovery Christian
    Cole Jones East Rankin Academy
    Madalyn Edwards East Rankin Academy
    Trey Rhodes East Rankin Academy
    Trent Wuestefeld East Rankin Academy
    Jacob Barnes Florence High School
    Melinda Slay Florence High School
    Macie Rogers Hartfield Academy
    Carter Elliot Jackson Academy
    Lauren Nickles Jackson Prep
    Neha Adari Jackson Prep
    Kenning Bridges McLaurin High School
    Lindsey Horn Northwest High School
    Caylee Bruce Northwest High School
    Aidan Rummells Park Place Christian Academy
    Lauryn Jones Park Place Christian Academy
    Katy Jones Park Place Christian Academy
    Jake Callender Park Place Christian Academy
    Caroline Dees Pearl High School
    Melody Rawls Pearl High School
    Brennan Houston Pearl High School
    Anna Grace Carter Pelahatchie High School
    Olivia Sirmon Pelahatchie High School
    Ahjanee Reynolds Pisgah High School
    Faith Ashley Pisgah High School
    Jada Ivy Pisgah High School
    Ali Hammock Puckett High School
    Camille Crain Puckett High School
    Rose Warren Puckett High School
    Gabe Denham Richland High School




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