Each month, students will meet after school to learn more about Macon-Bibb departments and partners and their roles in our community. There will be several out-of-county learning excursions, for which transportation will be provided. In the past, students have visited Japan, Germany, Atlanta, Savannah, Washington, DC, and Suwanee. Students will also be invited to Commission Meetings and given the chance to lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
To hear from students in last year’s cohort talking about why they were a part of Youth Commission, click here.
The Macon-Bibb County Youth Commission is part of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia’s (ACCG) Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS). This will be the sixth year for our cohort in our community. Last year, nearly 30 students from Bibb County public and private high schools were selected after a rigorous application and interview process from an applicant pool of more than 100.
Students in the Youth Commission get to see how government works, what’s changing through consolidation, and how they can be involved with and improve the community now and in the future. Throughout the course of the year, students take part in team-building exercises, attend Commission meetings, tour county facilities, visit the State Capitol and U.S. White House, and interact with local and state leaders. Pictures from their visits and activities can be seen on their Facebook page.