Tifton Chamber Focus Summer 2020 - Page 5

Early end to TALK Youth Leadership Program Members of this year’s TALK (Tomorrow’s Aspiring Leaders: Kids) youth leadership class were not able to officially complete their final activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 50 8th graders from Eighth Street Middle School, Northeast Middle School, and Tiftarea Academy were able to visit the state capitol in February to meet Tift County’s state representatives, but were unable to complete the final activities on their calendar, including their graduation ceremony. They did receive their plaques for being a part of this year’s program and were an outstanding group to work with. The Chamber thanks Colquitt EMC, Georgia Power, Heatcraft Refrigeration, South Georgia Banking Company, Southwell, and Synovus for sponsoring the TALK program this year. 401473-1 SUMMER 2020 • Tift Chamber Focus 5