Lead • Engage • Activate • Develop • Serve
With a goal to cultivate leaders that are well-informed, well-rounded, and engaged through training, networking, and real-world experience, DeKalb LEADS, is the premier leadership opportunity driving positive change and civic engagement in DeKalb County. This 9 month program equips participants to Lead, Engage, Activate, Develop, and Serve our community. The program exposes emerging and existing community leaders to the issues that face our region while challenging and engaging participants to strengthen the community through service and leadership. With the community as their classroom, participants develop long-lasting relationships with other leaders, discover the inner workings of our community and challenges facing our community, and define their individual role and responsibility as a leader within our community.
Application + Selection Process
Each potential participant must submit a completed application, a brief video answering the given prompts, 2 letters of recommendation and a completed employer agreement. To be considered, completed applications must be received by the DeKalb Chamber Partnership by Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. After reviewing both the application and videos, the steering committee with select a cohort. Final cohort nominees will then undergo an interview with a steering committee member. Applicants will be notified of the status of their acceptance by July 13, 2021. If accepted, tuition will be due prior to the first class session.
DeKalb Chamber Partnership
DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership
DeKalb LEADS Facilitator
Team Quality Services
Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District
Community Foundation DeKalb County
United Way DeKalb County
Garrett High School
Sweitzer Family Office