The Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council (DMYC) held its last meeting for this year’s school term on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 6 PM at City Hall. Words of encouragement and prayer were offered by Pastor Lawrence Clemmons of Word Harvest International Ministries of Douglas . Former Youth Council members, Asia Denning, Jenna Williams, and Caleb Bagley spoke to the group about their college experiences after serving on the Mayor’s Youth Council.
Youth Council Jr. Commissioner Destiny Henderson was recognized for the May Youth Council spotlight. Destiny is an honor student attending the George Washington Carver 9th Grade Academy. She is a previous Student Council Member and 4-H Club member. She is a member of the Coffee High School Marching Band, where she plays the clarinet. She participates in the Chorus and is a first-year member of the Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council. Destiny is a member of Perpetual Praise & Worship Ministry where she plays the keyboard and serves on the King’s Daughters Women’s Ministry and Youth Advisory Committee. After high school, her goal is to attend the Medical College of Georgia, in August, GA to pursue a Doctor of Medicine degree to become an Obstetrics Gynecologist. She is the daughter of Samantha Oliver and Bernar Henderson and has one sister, Jasmine Oliver. Destiny’s hobbies are playing music, shopping, and traveling.
The Youth Council chose Tabitha Paulk as the Outstanding Community Leader Spotlight for May for her service to the youth and Douglas community. Mrs. Paulk is an educator with the Coffee County Board of Education. She is very active in our community through the Martin Luther King Organization, Juneteenth Celebration Committee, Coffee County Citizens United for Progress, and the Coffee County NAACP. Tabitha commended the members for choosing to become advocates for youth in our community.
Former Mayor’s Youth Council Asia Denning, was recognized by the Youth Council for her accomplishment of obtaining three degrees in college since her term as Jr. Mayor on the inaugural Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council. Ms. Denning is a graduate of Georgia Southern University where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology with a minor in Criminology.
The Mayor’s Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 School Term. For more details on the Youth Council or Teen Court program, please contact Dinitra Williams, Douglas Mayor’s Youth Council & Teen Court Coordinator, at (912)331-9398 or call the City Clerk’s office at (912)389-3405.
Jr Mayor Jalene Debro and Destiny Henderson (Jr. Commissioner) who is the Youth Council Spotlight for the month of May.
Outstanding Community Member for the month of May, Tabitha Paulk and Destiny Henderson (Jr. Commissioner).
DMYC Members with special guests of the May meeting. (L-R): Jameson Cummings, Destiny Henderson, Pastor Lawrence Clemmons, Tabitha Paulk, Asia Denning, Jalene Debro, Jenna Williams, Caleb Bagley, Kiran Reddy, Mayor Tony Paulk, Jeremiah Bazell, and Zynia Hunt.