Youth class picks project

Published 6:59 pm Monday, April 24, 2006

After their year of learning about the community, members of the chamber of commerce's youth leadership class came up with a community service project recently.
The hardest part was narrowing down their ideas.
The class - the brainchild of the adult Leadership Brewton's seventh class - is made up of students from W.S. Neal and T.R. Miller high schools.
Over this school year, the students have met once a month for activities that introduced them to various aspects of the community, touring schools, the hospital and government facilities.
The class started their year with a ropes course and other break-the-ice activities at Adventures Unlimited. Months later, they seem to get along like old friends, joking with each other as they discussed ideas for their service project.
After tossing out several ideas and voting democratically on their suggestions, the class decided to volunteer at Southern Normal, which holds after-school tutoring programs and other classes for youth.
The leadership class had toured the school earlier in the year.
Thad Moore Jr., a member of the adult leadership class that sponsored the youth session, said the course has been successful in its first outing.
Class members agreed.
Youth leadership class members include: Fox, Minchew, Hulley, April Jackson, Aaron Lambert, Baxley Raines, Brittany Gibson, Kara Smith, Wanda Gillis, Jared Cooper, Nate Powell, Jasmine Jones and Kelly Stallworth.
In addition to Moore, members of the adult Leadership Brewton who founded the youth course include: Mabry Cook, Don Grosso, James &#8220Jimbo” Hart III, Lee Larrimore, Ed Livingston, Jackie Rabren, Pat Rigby, Bill Thallemer and Jason Walker.

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