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Youth Advisory Council

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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. 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, and much more. 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.

GSBA’s Youth Advisory Council

Receive a paid trip to Atlanta, Georgia

Gain leadership + public speaking experience

Participate in civic engagement + have the ability to impact policies in Georgia

Build relationships + share thoughts with other students around the state

Meet the 2022 Youth Advisory Council

Senior

Ben Hill County

Senior

Dooley County

Senior

Muscogee County

Sophomore

Barrow County

Sophomore

Mitchell County

Senior

Jefferson County

Junior

Oconee County

Senior

Houston County

Freshman

Bryan County

Sophomore

Gwinnett County

Past Districts Represented

Bleckley County
Bryan County
Carroll County
Cherokee County
Columbia County
Dublin City

Forsyth County
Fulton County
Gwinnett County
Houston County
Jackson County
Newton County

Oconee County
Pike County
Richmond County
Rockdale County
Valdosta City
Walker County

Our Mission

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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on how to sponsor the GSBA Youth Advisory Council student leaders, please contact:

Pam Harrison
Business Opportunities Manager
pharrison@gsba.com or 770.962.6855