Chamber accepting applications for YLA, ambassadors, LA

Published 3:19 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020

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The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce announced recently that it is accepting applications for the class of 2020-21 Youth Leadership Atmore, Chamber Ambassadors and Leadership Atmore programs.

Youth Leadership Atmore is comprised of a group of qualifying dedicated high school juniors from each high school throughout the area. 

The purpose of Youth Leadership Atmore is to prepare and build leadership within the students selected. The program’s goals are to motivate and provide participants with personal growth opportunities and leadership training while learning first-hand how the community works and how leadership can make a difference, according to chamber officials.

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“At the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce we believe there is a leader in all of us and leadership programs give you the tools to build your problem solving, team building and management skills and recognize your potential while offering amazing and collaborative learning opportunities,” Executive Director Emily Wilson said.

The YLA project was created by class members of Leadership Atmore 1995, and is a youth leadership program modeled after Leadership Atmore. 

Leadership Atmore was founded in 1993 and was modeled after other leadership programs throughout the state.

The program is designed to identify and develop the leadership potential in the community.

Each class brings together individual local leaders and reflects the diversity of the community.

Through the diversity, in both backgrounds and experiences, it greatly enhances the “leadership experience” while building a network of informed citizens who share a common bond, according to chamber officials.

The Chamber Ambassador Program is a volunteer program at our Chamber. Ambassadors represent the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce in the community and at Chamber-sponsored events.

Chamber Ambassadors are a group of qualifying dedicated high school senior volunteers from each high school throughout the Atmore area. Their mission is to act as goodwill representatives at Chamber functions and aid in the support of Chamber members.

The deadline to apply for the YLA and Chamber Ambassadors programs is Fri., May 29, at 5 p.m. There is no current deadline for applications for the Leadership Atmore program.