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Rep. Bill Hitchens selected as finance chairman for "Y" Clubs of Georgia

Representative Bill Hitchens has been selected to serve as the Finance Chairman for the “Y” Clubs of Georgia in Effingham County for 2017.

The Finance Drive is currently underway to support the “Y” Club programs in middle and high schools in Georgia through Hi-Y, Tri-Hi-Y, and Co-ed “Y” Clubs.

“Y” Clubs are leadership development, service-oriented faith-based school clubs for 6th-12th grade students statewide.

The South Effingham Middle “Y” Club members learn by doing.

They conduct monthly school and community service projects and participate in a variety of conferences geared towards government education and Christian character.

They also have a club Effingham County High School and South Effingham County High School.

Plans are underway to extend “Y” Clubs to the other middle and high schools in Effingham County.

The “Y” Clubs of Georgia was chartered in 1929 to develop leadership skills and a sense of moral and civic responsibility in middle school and high school students throughout the state.

Youth-in-Government programs, leadership training and character education initiatives based on Christian principles are offered at the district and statewide levels to complement the work of service-oriented, school-based “Y” Clubs.

 For more information on the “Y” Club, visit or call 770-455-9622.