Pulaski Youth Leadership Goes to Valdosta State University
April 26, 2017
By Sam Perren
On March 24th, 2017, the Pulaski Tomorrow Youth Leadership Program visited the campus of Valdosta State University, providing sixteen young leaders with the opportunity to tour and experience a university campus—many of them for the very first time. The students began the day with a presentation from Valdosta State University’s Director of Admissions, Ryan Hogan, learning about the admissions process and how to prepare for applying to colleges and universities. After the presentation, they embarked on a tour of the campus and visit to the University Bookstore.
In the afternoon, the day continued with the opportunity to hear from faculty from the university’s Education, Biology, Political Science, and Criminal Justice Departments and to interact with current university students. The day culminated with an opportunity to meet and take a picture with Valdosta State University President, Dr. Richard A. Carvajal. Overall, the campus visit provided Pulaski County’s future leaders with the opportunity to learn about higher education opportunities and begin planning for their future.
This experience is the conclusion of a six-month Youth Leadership process that exposes Pulaski County’s next generation of leaders to a variety of new experiences. The Archway Partnership has been active in the development and coordination of the Pulaski Tomorrow Youth Leadership Program since its inception in 2013. The 2017 cohort was facilitated by LIFE League, a Hawkinsville based youth education nonprofit, in coordination with Pulaski Tomorrow and the Archway Partnership.