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Posted on Tuesday May 22, 2018

Stockbridge Youth Council Concludes Inaugural Program Year 
Stockbridge, Georgia- May 22, 2018- The Stockbridge Youth Council wrapped up its inaugural program year on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The youth program participants wrapped up the program year with an official meeting that took place inside Stockbridge City Hall Council Chambers. The students allowed public comments from audience members who provided positive feedback on the historical program year. The 8 member youth council hosted leadership seminars, beautification projects and team building activities for the 2017-18 Program Year.  The students also participated in various community service initiatives throughout the year to highlight the importance of community engagement.  
"The Stockbridge Youth Council Program was an amazing experience, " said Chairwoman and rising high school senior Kelli Crews.  "My peers and I gained life-changing experiences. I will always remember this opportunity." "The entire body of the Stockbridge City Council is proud of this youth council, " said Councilwoman Neat Robinson. "Our youth represent the future and we all have to invest in them. Our future leaders deserve our efforts and the Stockbridge Youth Council provides valuable lessons that the young people will carry with them for a lifetime. This is truly history in the making."  
The Stockbridge Youth Council attended the 2017 National League of Cities City Summit in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as the 2018 Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The youth council members gained more insight on the role of local government. Some of the students revealed that they are considering a career in government now that the program year has concluded and they have gained more knowledge of civic responsibility. The inaugural class roster included Sanya Alexander, Kelli Crews, Christina Wilcher, Aaniyah Kendrick, Jasmine Bowden, Kennedy Freeman, Aaron Rose and Jayden Brown .  A new class will be announced in June.  
Stockbridge will celebrate 100 years of cityhood in 2020. The City of Stockbridge continues to strive to be the most progressive business and family oriented community in Metropolitan Atlanta with a strong focus on enhanced quality of life initiatives which promote a sustainable "live, work, play" environment. The City of Stockbridge believes that people are the most valuable asset in delivering services to all citizens.  

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