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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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