Members of the Youth Leadership Brentwood Class of 2020 held their Closing Retreat and Graduation at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Brentwood on February 4. The day’s activities included leadership training, utilizing Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens, facilitated by Jodi Schroer, Director of the Maryland Farms YMCA. The class was treated to a surprise luncheon presentation by Michael Oher, former TN Titans offensive tackle, who was depicted in the award- winning book and movie, The Blind Side. Michael emphasized to the class members the importance of seeking out positive role models in order to achieve their dreams.  At the Graduation ceremony the class members presented community project presentations to families and friends.

During the five- month program the youth took an intensive look at the Brentwood community and studied leadership qualities and skills. The 24 sophomores and juniors from six area high schools were selected on the basis of their leadership potential and their existing leadership skills, as well as their community and school involvement. Youth Leadership Brentwood is a program of the Williamson County Chamber Foundation, the non-profit arm of Williamson, Inc. Chamber. Presenting Sponsor is Brentwood Academy. Supporting Sponsors are Brentwood Rotary Foundation, Future Plan by Ascensus,  H. G. Hill Realty Company, Middle TN Electric Membership Corporation, Uncle Classic Barbershop, Williamson Source, YMCA of Middle TN and parents of Youth Leadership Brentwood alumni.

Congratulations to the Youth Leadership Brentwood Class of 2020:

Sunya Aghili | Brentwood High School

Caylee Allen | Brentwood High School

Sydney Aslan | Homeschool

Reed Bhavsar | Brentwood Academy

Abby Burton | Ravenwood High School

Zach Caddo | Nolensville High School

Aryn Chadha | Ravenwood High School

Karthik Chitturi | Ravenwood High School

Grace Crossley | Ravenwood High School

Srichi Dalai | Ravenwood High School

Sydney Dooley-Smith | Brentwood High School

Gus Elliott | Brentwood Academy

William Feichtl | Ravenwood High School

Ella Gardner | Brentwood Academy

Grace Hawkins | Brentwood Academy

Jackson Hoppe | Brentwood Academy

Hursha Kondee | Brentwood High School

Sai Kudithini | Ravenwood High School

Maddie McDaniel | Father Ryan High School

Eshani Mehta | Ravenwood High School

Zack Owens | Ravenwood High School

Jackson Peden | Brentwood Academy

Amal Sam | Ravenwood High School

Kenzie West | Brentwood Academy