The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Youth Empowerment Series (YES) is accepting applicants for the 2017-18 school year, and we would love to have high school students from your community be a part of our program!
YES offers students an opportunity to participate in several workshops centered on youth development and engagement, such as goal setting, public speaking, resume building and community service activities. The core values underlying the program seek to provide youth with a blueprint to implement change in their community. Students in the program will provide their input and insight on current issues, build workforce skills and develop as leaders. Through career panels, networking and participation, students in the program will also gain exposure to policy and understand how DHS serves Georgians.
During the sessions, we will introduce the services offered by DHS. Students will hear from representatives that work in our divisions of Aging Services, Child Support Services and Family and Children Services. Then, students will be given a chance to provide their input and insight on these services. For more information, the program details can be found at https://dhs.georgia.gov/youth-empowerment-series-yes.
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The application for participation can be found at https://dhs.georgia.gov/apply-yes. The deadline to apply is June 14th.
Please note: Accepted students must commit to attending four Saturday sessions in their region of the state throughout the 2017-18 school year. Transportation is required. Please see the list of meeting locations in each region below.
South Georgia Region will meet in Tifton, GA.
· This includes: Tift, Turner, Irwin, Berrien, Cook, Colquitt, Worth, and more!
Middle Georgia Region will meet in Macon, GA.
· This includes : Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Crawford, Peach, Houston, Twiggs, and more!
Coastal Georgia Region will meet in Metter, GA.
· This includes: Candler, Toombs, Tattnall, Evans, Bulloch, and more!
North Georgia Region will meet in Canton, GA.
· This includes: Cherokee, Forsyth, Dawson, Pickens, Gordon, Bartow, and more!
Metro Atlanta Region will meet in Atlanta, GA.
· This includes: Fulton, Cobb, Henry, Clayton, Fayette, Dekalb, Gwinnett, and Rockdale.
For a full map of all counties in each region, please click here.