2016-17 Madison County Youth Leadership: Career Day

The 2016-17
Madison County Youth Leadership (MCYL) Class participated in Career Day on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. Twenty-two juniors representing each of the
public, private and parochial high schools in Madison County were in attendance, along with students representing Jackson Preparatory School, in Jackson.
College mentors Slade Allgood, Alley Danaher, and Alex Milstead representing Holmes Community College, Tulane University and University of Southern
Mississippi accompanied the students on the shuttle bus provided by Madison County Citizens Services Agency and sponsored by the Madison County Economic
Development Authority (MCEDA.)

The opening breakfast, sponsored by State Representative Joel Bomgar, was hosted in the law offices of Adams & Reese in Ridgeland, MS. Nathanael Pritt,
Student Pastor for Parkway Church, gave the invocation. Keynote speaker for the breakfast was Joel Bomgar, Chairman/Founder of Bomgar Corporation.
During the course of the day the students traveled to other Madison County leading businesses and heard presentations by business leaders on various
career choices and educational curriculum required to attain those careers. Some of the other businesses visited include C Spire, Mad Genius, TelehealthONE
and Global Training Institute. The luncheon was sponsored by Ballew Wealth and held at MCEDA. Heather Sophia, Meteorologist with Fox 40/WLBT, and Brittany
Bell, Meteorologist with WAPT served as the luncheon speakers.

The MCYL Committee is comprised of Madison County Business League & Foundation volunteers. Volunteers include Monte Barton with Jernigan Copeland &
Anderson, Dr. Don Burnham with Holmes Community College, Sherry Chance with Tulane University – Madison, Rochelle Culp with Mississippi Tobacco Free
Coalition, Amanda Fontaine with Mississippi Burn Foundation, Pat McNulty with Security Ballew, John Taylor with The Taylor Industries, Jan Collins
with MCBLF and Taquana Mack with MCEDA.

The Madison County Youth Leadership’s mission is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the careers available in Madison County in an environment
that develops their leadership skills and encourages graduates to take their knowledge and their experience into the community for the betterment of
Madison County as a whole.

The Madison County Youth Leadership Program is sponsored by the Madison County Business League and Foundation (MCBLF) and the Madison County Economic Development
Authority (MCEDA).