On August 24th, 2018, DTOC President Lee Thaggard presented a $500 donation to Casey Holladay, EMBDC Events Coordinator for Leadership Lauderdale Youth program. The Leadership Lauderdale Youth program’s mission is to develop leadership in Lauderdale County by providing structured opportunities for interaction with other youth, as well as community leaders, and by providing for growth in understanding of character development issues, personal leadership styles and community responsibilities.
To accomplish their mission, the program brings together a diverse group of high school juniors where they participate in a program focused on developing an understanding of personal leadership styles, learning personal and community responsibilities, and reviewing character development.
This program will provides students with an overview of Lauderdale County, including local government and the business community, as well as an introduction to area leaders and career opportunities. It will also provide opportunities to gain practical skills for development as future leaders of Lauderdale County, while allowing high school students from different sections of the community to get to know one another.