Milledgeville Junior Board recruiting 2012-2013 members
The Milledgeville Chapter of the Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board of Trustees is seeking high school students to help preserve Middle Georgia history.
The junior board recruits students from its coverage area — Baldwin, Bibb, Hancock, Jasper, Jones, Monroe, Morgan, Putnam, Twiggs, Washington and Wilkinson — to serve on the board during the 2012-2013 academic year.
“We encourage students to apply who are eager to learn about preserving history,” said Matt Davis, curator of the Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College and coordinator of the Junior Board project. “Along with receiving the opportunity to learn about the tenants of historic preservation, students also gain experience in leadership and philanthropy.”
Davis has been recruiting talented sophomores, juniors and seniors throughout Middle Georgia schools’ social studies teachers. The junior board accepts 14 students into the program.
The Milledgeville Chapter was established in October 2006 through a grant from the Watson-Brown Foundation that provides funds for preservation projects selected and approved by the board.
The junior board is made up of high school students who have a passion for historic preservation, are active community members, have good academic standing and have strong references from teachers, Davis said.
Junior board members awarded more than $32,000 to fund preservation projects in Milledgeville and surrounding communities during the past year’s grant cycle.
“Our new board members will develop an appreciation for giving,” said Davis, “and working to improve their communities.”
Applications for board membership are due Wednesday, Sept. 19. Visit gcsu.edu/mansion/juniorboard.htm to apply online.
For more information about this program and application information, call Matt Davis at 478-445-4545.