Athens Area Chamber Of Commerce
A spin-off of the Chambers Leadership McMinn Program, the “McMinn Tomorrow” program was developed for fostering the future generation of community leaders. Ten dynamic students from each of our county high schools complete an 8-week course covering, History, Education, Governmental, Services, and Industry to reach the greatest achievement possible. The program creates a school-business partnership, which fulfills a variety of needs in educating our future leaders. Our community’s ability to grow and improve the quality of life is definitely linked to our quality of education and this program definitely provides that linkage
McMinn Tomorrow is an annual youth leadership program sponsored by the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. It was incorporated into the program of work of the Chamber in 1992 to offer future leaders the opportunity to become more knowledgeable of the County in which they live, emphasizing the opportunities that exist and building a countywide network of students. McMinn Tomorrow involves 20 junior and senior students from McMinn County High School and McMinn Central High School. The students meet six days during February, March and April to learn from community leaders and to tour local sites pertaining to a variety of topics including education, health, government, industry,history, and criminal justice. The students pay no tuition or enrollment fees.
McMinn Tomorrow Class of 2015
The Class of 2015 kicked-off their year on February 4th with a day made up of orientation, team-building, and a service project with Helping Hands Ministries. Pictured below are the students selected for McMinn Tomorrow’s Class of 2015 following the completion of their service project.
Front row left to right: Aryn Click, Kelcey Casteel, Camila Rodriguez, Davanshi Patel, Payton Mathews
Middle row left to right: Kyla Long, Abby Howe, Bethany Presley, Jenna Kaminske, Anu Kumar
Back row left to right: Joshua Knight, Chase Cummins, Zachary Webb, Lynn Butler, Andrew Duggan, Ryann Dahle, Sam Ingram, Chris Achilles, Ty Striker Not pictured: Katie Shaw
McMinn Tomorrow graduates
Students in the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 McMinn Tomorrow program recently enjoyed a day at Camp Living Stones in Etowah. They faced their fears, worked together, encouraged one another, and accomplished the high ropes course. After completing the high ropes course, lunch was served and each student was presented with a certificate of completion of the McMinn Tomorrow program.ÊThe 2015 McMinn Tomorrow participants, on the first row, are Anu Kumar, Abby Howe, Camila Rodriguez, Devanshi Patel, Katie Shaw and Payton Mathews. On the second row are Ty Striker, Chase Cummins, Bethany Presley, Kelcey Casteel, Kyla Long and Jenna Kaminske. On the third row are Andrew Duggan, Joshua Knight, Lynn Butler, Sam Ingram and Ryann Dahle. Not pictured are Chris Achilles and Aryn Click.