WCS Senior Kendall Leigh Elected Chair of the Goldsboro Mayor’s Youth Council

Kendall Leigh

What is the mayor’s youth council?

The Goldsboro Mayor’s Youth Council (GYC) is a group of high school students from all over Wayne County that are dedicated to serving their community through various service projects. In the past we have volunteered with Special Olympics, Senior Games, Salvation Army Hurricane Relief Teams and the Tim Tebow Night to Shine Special Needs Prom. 

How long have you been involved in the council?

This will be my third year serving on the council. I previously served as Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year. 

What made you interested in serving on the council?
I applied to GYC after hearing about the incredible opportunities it provided students to work with the Mayor and other amazing leaders in Wayne County, all with the common goal of giving back to a community that has given so much to us. 

Why did you decide to run for chair?

I wanted to further my involvement with the organization and be able to incorporate some ideas I had into our plans for 2020-2021. I am beyond excited to work with the rest of the Executive Board and lead our team this year. 

What are your goals/plans for the mayor’s youth council this year?
My main goal is to make the most of my final year with GYC (as safely as possible). I am currently proposing the idea of a Teen Mental Health Webinar that will be open to public, as well as providing virtual tutoring services and becoming penpals to residents at assisted living facilities. 

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