The LaGrange Youth Council hosted a pizza and ice skating party for the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia Monday, February 7th at Sweetland Amphitheatre.
“We are extremely proud of our young leaders in the LaGrange Youth Council. This group knew what they wanted to do and they did it. This event was one of the most successful we’ve had,” said LaGrange Youth Council Advisor Adam Speas. “To see everyone have so much fun ice
skating together and playing ice breaker games was inspiring to see. We hope to host this party every year.”
“The kids had an amazing time. The smiling faces on all the pictures and videos tell the story best,” said Boys & Girls Club of West Georgia Executive Director Sabrina Allen. “The LaGrange Youth Council really did well with telling the kids who they are and what they do. They were patient and very attentive. This event was awesome.”
The LaGrange Youth Council is an advisory board composed of Junior and Senior High School students that provides advice and counsel to our local governing body. The youth council selects projects every year that they feel will make the community a better place.
For the 2021-2022 year, the youth council adopted three issues to address in the community including mentorship, sustainability and mental health. The Mentorship Committee voted to host a pizza and ice skating party with the Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia at Sweetland on Ice.
Mentorship Committee Chairperson Sydney Edelson spoke to the group on Monday night and let the group know that the LaGrange Youth Council believes in them and their future is bright. “We chose to host the Boys & Girls Club at Sweetland on Ice so we could get to know everyone and have some fun,” Edelson said, “It’s so important to let the group know the youth council is here to assist them in guiding them to a bright future.”
Committee member Miller DeVane encouraged the group to get involved in the LaGrange Youth Group to have a voice in local government, “I love being on youth council because it’s an organization where I can truly see what I do make a difference in my community,” DeVane said. “I’ve found my voice in youth council when these young people become a junior in high school they can too and make a difference in our community and town.” The LaGrange Youth Council is now taking applications for the 2022- 2023 year. Go to www.lagrangega.org/Home/Youth_Council to download an application or email [email protected]. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 6th.