Starting each January, for ten weeks, a group averaging around 25 students diverse in age, gender, race and occupation meet weekly to learn about each other, our community and leadership styles. The program began in 1990 and has successfully graduated 15 classes. Each class is held at a different location in our community and covers specific topics on leadership. The students also participate in a low and high ropes course, tour of the community and a weekend retreat!
Leadership Putnam creates a more educated and motivated community. Graduates choose to get involved in the community working for a cause that they are most interested in. These can range from local government to non-profit organizations. Past classes have come together to do big things in the community such as renovating the old Eatonton Grammar School on Madison Avenue into The Arts Center, the Adopt a Highway Program and advocate for the Georgia Heart Program which benefits our local hospital.
Over 300 Putnam County citizens have graduated from the Leadership Putnam Program, learning how to become better leaders in our community.