The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to ensure excellence in the governance of local school systems by providing leadership, advocacy and services, and by representing the collective resolve of Georgia’s elected boards of education.


Youth Advisory Council

Juan Angel<br>Valdosta City
Seyanna Castro - Houston County
Caleb Griffis - Carroll County
Macy Keisler - Jackson County
Juan Angel
Valdosta City
Seyanna Castro
Houston County
Caleb Griffis
Carroll County
Macy Keisler
Jackson County
Callahan Pace - Cherokee County
Marsha Russell
Christopher Taylor - Fulton County
Gracelyn Williams - Dublin City
Callahan Pace
Cherokee County
Marsha Russell
Rockdale County
Christopher Taylor
Fulton County
Gracelyn Williams
Dublin City



The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) was formed by the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to give high school students the opportunity to provide meaningful input to school board members. The goal of the feedback is to help aid school board members in their decision making and implementation processes. Click to view YAC’s background.

The YAC Committee is comprised of GSBA staff and will serve as a resource to students enrolled in the program. Through this program, we hope that students and school board members can achieve greater awareness regarding academic programs and school climate.




The Mission of the GSBA Youth Advisory Council is to serve and enhance communication among students, teachers and board members within the state of Georgia. The council advises the board members of student interests and provides recommendations on topics ranging from academic programs to school climate.



YAC members will have the opportunity to enhance their leadership skills and contribute to their community by affecting positive change for students across Georgia. Not only will these discussions impact the lives of other students, but it will also provided valuable knowledge for public education leaders throughout the state. Topics that the students will be exploring include:

  • School Climate and Safety
  • Social and Emotional Needs of Today’s Students
  • College and Career Opportunities
  • Public Speaking
  • And Much More



The application process will start in February 2020 for the 2020 GSBA Youth Advisory Council. Please check back then for more details.

If you have any questions concerning YAC, please email us at

If you would like to become a YAC sponsor for the year or to learn more, click here.