ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia college students from across the state will report on community projects they have developed during the past year as part of the “Georgia Rising” community leadership program. The program, which is offered by the Fanning Institute at the University of Georgia, aims to help young people build community leadership skills. During the year-long program, participants have learned about economic, political and environmental issues that impact the state, and they have been developing skills to address these issues in Georgia communities.
Beginning at 7 p.m. this evening at the Fanning Institute, students will report on community projects they have developed as part of the training. Meetings will continue tomorrow morning. The program will conclude with a banquet from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education. Former Clarke County Commissioner Cardee Kilpatrick will be the keynote speaker.
The program was funded in part by the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach.
The Fanning Institute is a unit of the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia.