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


William Cashin
Richmond County
Yasmin Davis
Pike County
Paige Hackleman
Oconee County
Dexter Ricks, Jr.
Baldwin County
Timarco Ross
Bleckley County
Kira Young
Forsyth County

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.

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