TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Nearly 900 millennial change-makers are participating in a fellowship beginning next year, and a handful are from the Capital City.
2018 is going to be an exciting year for 16 individuals from Tallahassee who are slated to join a special New Leaders Council Institute.
One of those getting a spot, muralist Cosby Hayes who is not only excited to represent artists at the institute, but to also learn how to be more proactive and involved in the community.
"I'm bringing my creative experience and know-how to the team that might not otherwise have that," says Cosby Hayes, a freelance artist, and New Leaders Council Fellow.
The National Leaders Council provides skills-based training and mentorship to each fellow during the six month institute.
The goal...to give the millennial change-makers the resources to better equipped them to solve the critical challenges facing their communities.
"There's people who work for the state," continues Hayes. "I believe there's people who are involved in education and I think the arts have a voice within that is an important part."
At the completion of the New Leaders Council Institute in June, the fellows who attended will join an alumni network of about 6000 others.
the Tallahassee chapter of the new leaders Council is only sending 16, the national class of nearly 900 fellows comes from all over the country, and is the most diverse group that has ever attended the institute.
The New Leaders Council Tallahassee said in a statement, "Cosby is one of the 16 individuals selected to join the New Leaders Council Tallahassee, the local chapter of the nation's leading organization for progressive Millennial though leadership and skills-based training as a 2018 fellow. NLC Fellows are civic, social, and business entrepreneurs who lead the charge on the ground to solve the most critical challenges facing our communities. These new fellows are already exemplary members of our community, and through the NLC Institute, they will be provided the skills, training and network to focus their efforts on real and systematic change for our community and for our country."