Government program returns for students

A Dougherty County program aimed at getting students involved in the government is back.

Monday, commissioners approved funding the Dougherty County Georgia Civic Awareness Program.

About 15 men and women will serve as advisors and work with selected students throughout the county to introduce them to the government.

Commissioner John Hayes says this is one way they can contribute to improving education in Dougherty County. "It also gives us an opportunity to raise our future leaders, to sit with high schoolers and talk about civic responsibility, what government means and what it does," said Hayes.

The program started in 2008 and ran for two years, before it was cut.

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