Youth Leadership Sandy Springs began as a project of the 2010 Leadership Sandy Springs class, which felt offering a program on community leadership is an important step in building the next generation. Since the first YLSS class in 2011, more than 200 students have explored Sandy Springs while learning leadership, collaborative and problem-solving skills.

The earlier we connect with emerging leaders, the more we can instill a sense of civic responsibility and pride. Because of Leadership Sandy Springs, we have hundreds of people who are much more connected to and knowledgeable about our city. It’s part of the strength of Sandy Springs. As we do this with our youth at this very important turning point in their lives, we hope they, too, will join that group of very responsible and engaged citizens.

-Debora Wilson
Former CEO, The Weather Channel
First Chairperson, YLSS Advisory Committee 

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