The Young Leaders of Beaufort, a group made up of middle school students from nine area schools, recently visited Beaufort City Hall to learn more about local government in action.
On Sept. 28, students from Lady’s Island Middle School, Riverview Charter School, Bridges Preparatory School, Beaufort Middle School, Beaufort Academy, Whale Branch Middle School, Low Country Montessori, Bolden Middle School, and Robert Smalls International Academy met at City Hall with Mayor Billy Keyserling, City Manager Bill Prokop, and Beaufort Police Capt. Robert Carson.
The group discussed topics such as communication, emergency preparations, teamwork, and what it means to be a leader not only in Beaufort but in the United States. The communication exercises taught students the importance of speaking their minds in a civil environment.
Wade Bishop and Katie Godowns from Beaufort County Alcohol and Drug agency moved the group through various leadership exercises. The activities are designed to help students problem-solve and to communicate within the community.