Six students from Brookhaven and Chamblee schools were accepted into the 2012 Youth Leadership DeKalb's 10-month training program.
With sophomore and junior representatives from 20 public and private high schools, the program seeks to educate students on DeKalb County and provide leadership training in areas focused on justice and public safety, health, quality of life, business, government, banking and personal finance, career options, civic engagement and personal etiquette.
“These students come from different backgrounds but they all share the same desire to become effective leaders and community contributors," said Diane Jackson-Chapman. "This program gives students the opportunities to explore their true potential and helps them to improve their leadership skills."
Students from Chamblee Charter High School students include sophomores Ashton Jordan and Joya Reasor and junior Kenzie Thompson. Students from Marist High School include sophomores Christopher Bowman, Megan McKinstry and Leigh Peters.
To be considered for the program, students must be nominated by high school counselors or may submit an application on their own, must be 10th or 11th graders and must maintain a gpa of 3.0 or better. Leadership DeKalb officials said about 40 of 75 students who apply are chosen each year.