Year in Review (2021)

The Walking In Authority (WIA) Teen Council focuses on Character Development, Positive Community and Cultural Involvement, and Effective Civic Engagement through our Leadership and Social Emotional Programs.   The following is a list of our activities through the calendar year of 2021.


  • Some of the youth attended the 2021 Georgia Municipal's Virtual Cities United Summit as youth delegates on Monday, January 25th.  This confernce brought together hundreds of elected and appointed city leaders from across the State of Georgia to focus on the policy issues to be addressed during the 2021 Georgia General Assembly.

  • Legacy Bridge Leadership Inc. conducted seminars on various leadership modules.

  • Continued to meet via Zoom.

  • Social media, Website, Facebook, and Instagram@wiateencouncil.

  • Participated in the PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) with the Board of Health, every Tuesday.



  • Continued to meet via Zoom and work on recruitment and retention.

  • Started the PREP with the Clayton County Health District, Adolescent and Youth Development.



  • Some of the youth attended the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce's 67th Annual Gala on Saturday, March 27th at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel.

  • Virtually attended the National League of Cities Congressional Conference March 7-9th.



  • Held a Teen Life Skills Empowerment Summit featuring DJ Mars (Marshall Thomas) and professional career advisors speaking on various topics from financial literacy, dressing for success, leadership, knowing your legal rights, college and career readiness, employment skills, social media etiquette, and self-management on Saturday, April 10th.  

  • Tragically loss Elijah Major to a terrible hit-and-run driver.  We mourn with his family and friends. 




  • Held our first face-to-face meeting for 2021 at our office in the Plaza Building Atrium, 1590 Adamson Parkway, Morrow, GA 30260.

  • Attended and celebrated high school graduations for some of our youth.

  • Completed vision boards.




  • Participated and was a presenter for the National League of Cities Summit on the Military Communities Committee to show how youth are adversely affected by family members deployment and military duty.

  • Posse scholarship nominations submitted.

  • Youth attended the Tuskegee Airman Aviation Summer Training Camp hosted by the Atlanta Chapter Tuskegee Airman Inc.

  • Participated in the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport LIFT Project.



  • Met at the office in the Plaza Building Atrium, 1590 Adamson Parkway, Morrow, GA.

  • Assigned the United Nation's Sustainable Initiatives to each youth to create a presentation to show at the various governmental meetings.  



  • Met via Zoom to discuss new officers, committee assignments, recruitment/retention, etc.

  • Chanel Dang assumed the office of the presidency. 


  • Participated with the Clayton County Library's Storytime project and was recorded reading a preassigned bood.

  • Held our meeting via Zoom with West Point Military Academy Speaker, Lt. King. 


  • Thursday, October 7th, we helped the Forest Park Minister’s Association with their voter's forum for the candidates in the City of Forest Park's election.

  • Saturday, October 9th, some of the youth and board members attended Chairman Turner's International Ball at the Georgia International Convention Center and had an opportunity to network with political figures and business owners.

  • Purchased computer equipment, marketing materials.


  • Interviewed and hired a well-qualified program manager for the L.E.A.D.S. program.


  • Held a successful Christmas Meet & Greet on Tuesday, December 14th at the Plaza Building Atrium in Morrow, GA.

  • Held a Zoom meeting with guest from the Clayton County Health District, Chronic Disease Department and the Adolescent Health and Youth Development Department.

  • Committee Reports:  Marketing, Fundraising, Events, Financial, Recruiting, Education, Retention, Membership/Diversity, and Social Media (Website , Facebook- WIATC, e-mail , and Instagram@wiateencouncil.  WIA phone number 1(530)643-7582).
  • President Chanel Dang continued to exude leadership to hold the committee chairpersons accountable and responsible for their respective areas.

“We Aspire to Inspire”