Program TopicsYLB

The Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council of Bartlett is intended to teach incoming freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors the skills they need to become successful leaders today, and in the future. Group Shot

Students enrolled in the program will learn a variety of skills, including:

• Team Building and Goal Setting

Positive involvement in the Community

Personal Responsibility in Society

Better Decision Making

How to play a leadership role within the community

Team Building Retreat

Ropes Course This required session teaches team building and while students experiment with various leadership styles. They also have the opportunity to get to know each other.

City Government/ Community Participation

Nashville Group This session promotes an understanding of the role of local government, teaches community participation and awareness, and encourages school leadership activities. Special activities include dining with the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and attending a Board of Alderman meeting. This session will be held at City Hall.

City Services/ Government Day

Bartlett Police Station Mayor Keith McDonald leads the class on a tour of various departments of City Government to demonstrate the complexities of managing our city.  The Police and Fire Departments are included.

Leadership Development

In this session, students will be able to assist and attend the Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Veterans’ Memorial Park.

Followed by a session discussing facets of leadership including ethical leadership and communication.  Ending with a tour of the Bartlett Museum.

Service Hours

In addition to attending educational and leadership training sessions, students must complete 8 hours of community service.

Economic Development

Students will take a tour of several industries in Bartlett to become familiar with career opportunities available; and witness first-hand the importance of having strong leadership skills.

State Government

State Government Where better to learn about the role of state government than in the state capital! During an overnight trip to Nashville, students will learn how state government works and meet their state Senator and Representatives.

Staying Healthy

St. Francis Bartlett During a trip to Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett, students will learn about the advantages of living a well-balanced life through nutrition as well as physical & mental fitness.

I have enjoyed my time being in Youth Leadership Bartlett. It has been a great experience for me. Not only have I learned how to be a better leader, but I gained relationships that will last for a lifetime and enhanced previous relationships that will last just as long.”

– Haley P .


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