Macon-Bibb welcomes newest Student Leadership Cohort

by | Oct 7, 2022 | Community News, GCAPS, News

In an orientation event on Thursday, October 6, a group of high school students came to City Hall for their a Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students GCAPS) Orientation. Coordinator and Executive Director of Community Affairs, Dr. Henry Ficklin, spoke to the student leaders about what their year will look like learning about our local government.  

Throughout the year, the students will visit departments across Macon-Bibb to get a hands-on learning experience. Leaders from various county departments spoke about what their offices do and how the students benefit from local government services. The students then introduced themselves to their new classmates and county leaders. 

“This year, I’m very excited for this robust group of young people,” says Dr. Henry Ficklin. “We’re ready to give these students a thorough and fun education in how their city operates. It’s important for our youngest community members to engaged with their government, as it can help inform and interest them as they move past school into their career paths.”

The students are from nearly public, private, and charter high schools, as well as homeschool programs. If you’d like to learn more about the program, and follow their adventures, visit the GCAPS Facebook page here.

About GCAPS  

The Georgia Civic Awareness Program for Students (GCAPS) is conducted by Macon-Bibb County Government under the auspices of the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). ACCG is a nonprofit instrumentality of Georgia’s county governments. Formed in 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG serves as the consensus building, training, and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state. 

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