Preparing the Next Generation of Community Leaders
Participants in Leadership Griffin+Spalding benefit from getting to know one another and from the exchange of ideas and experiences. They gain knowledge and understanding on crucial issues facing our community, while also attaining leadership skills to make a difference. In addition, they develop a network of relationships with other leaders of various backgrounds throughout Griffin-Spalding County.
Cost for the 8-month course is $450 and includes all session materials, and transportation. It is important that applicants recognize that a serious commitment to attend every class is required. In return, participants are guaranteed to leave Leadership Griffin+Spalding better qualified to take an active role in our community.
It is our hope that you or someone in your organization would step up to participate in Leadership Griffin+Spalding. Click on the application icon to register now.
Dr. Randall Peters
Chairman Leadership Griffin/Spalding
Sessions are held monthly, typically on Fridays. SCHEDULE
All sessions are 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated.
Please watch monthly emails for location details.
Each year the class is asked to form groups and identify projects that would impact the community while being self-sustaining. Here are a few of the Leadership Projects:
1000 Books before Kindergarten - encouraging young readers and literacy habits at a young age, with age appropriate books available for free.
Brook Community Closet - Free clothing closet for students and parents in the community at Beaverbrook Elementary School.
Young Professionals - Flagship is a group that will be a connectivity organization for young professionals to work together to volunteer and learn as they live and work in our community.
Student / Government experiental workshop with the City of Griffin to learn about career opportunies within the government, a week-long summer training program.
MENTOR PROGRAM - Adult professionals assigned to middle school students to mentor them through their school year.
HOPE HEALTH CLINIC DENTAL EQUIPMENT - Funds raised to purchase new cleaning equipment and chairs for the children's dental care rooms.
GET YOUR WALK ON - A downtown one mile walking path to encourage walkability in Historic Downtown Griffin.
SOCK IT TO EM - A collection of new socks to be donated to homeless and children in need.
BREAKFAST WITH LEO - Middleschool students having candid conversations with Law Enforcement Personnel to encourage relationship building and career stimulation.
BOOKS ON THE BUS - Books provided in DOT approved holders for elementary students to promote good bus behavior and improving the literacy of our students.
DOG PARK - A leash-free alternative to dog exercise and socialization.
SENIOR WALKING TRACK - A free walking track located near senior living facilities to encourage outdoor enjoyment and exercise.
ADULT LITTLE FREE LIBRARY - A take-one/leave-one free library for adults located in downtown Griffin.
LITTLE FREE LIBRARY COLLECTION SITE - Designating First National Bank as a holidng library and a collection site for donations of books for all of the over 25 Little Free Libraries in our community.