January 30, 2015 - The Timpson High School Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and the TISD Bears In The Sky recently presented a program to the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership 2015.
Leadership Shelby County is a year-long program designed to identify potential leaders and develop within these individuals the knowledge, skills and vision necessary to enable them to actively participate in the enhancement of the quality of life in their communities. Leadership encourages class mentors to become motivated and committed community leaders. It helps them explore and develop action plans for addressing local needs and issues. It provides a forum for persons to meet and exchange thoughts and ideas with current and prospective leaders of the community, and it develops and nurtures a special bond among class members which aids them in effectively promoting work on community projects.
Members of the Youth Advisory team made a presentation to Leadership 2015 members to explain the purpose of their group which is determined by their core values. Core values include responsibility for personal conduct and helping others through community service. The YAC members shared with Leadership 2015 their work in food distribution to the needy, programs for nursing home residents, assisting with the Veterans’ Day program, mentoring middle school students as well as other community projects.
The Bears In The Sky team showed Leadership 2015 a video of their balloon launch project which allows students to apply skills learned in science, math, geography and communication in a very unique project.
Timpson ISD staff greatly appreciates the Leadership 2015 team for taking time out of their busy lives to visit our school district and show sincere interest in our students and staff.