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Young Harris College

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Young Harris College

1 College Street

Young Harris, Ga 30582



CAMPUS AT A GLANCE (brief description)

Founded in 1886, Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.



Location: North Georgia

Enrollment: 1,120 students

Other interesting tidbits: Recently transitioned to a four year institution.



Bonner Leaders Big Idea Swap Shop 2013

Relevant website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znBukGB-8Y8


Type of Program: Bonner Leaders

Year Began: 2009


Number of Bonner Scholars/Leaders: 7 first year; 4 second year; 4 third year

Active in Bonner AmeriCorps Ed Award: 2




President: Cathy Cox

Bonner Director: Rob Campbell

Bonner Senior Intern: Jordyn Utley

Bonner Congress Representatives: Ashley Short and Alec Householder


Third Year Bonners:

Jordan Wilks- senior

Jordyn Utley- senior

Grace Patterson- junior 

Mindy Moore- junior



Second Year Bonners:

Alec Householder- junior

Danielle Tully- senior

Emmy Hendrix- sophomore

Noah Calhoun- sophomore



First Year Bonners:

Chris Yenney- freshman

Christa Hamill- freshman

Faith Pugh- freshman

Jordan Silvey- freshman

Lathem Postell- freshman

Seth Hulsey- junior

Taylor Brown- freshman



Alternative Education Program:

·         Bonners will serve as mentors to students who fave especially difficult circumstances at home and at school 

·         Bonners will identify ways during the coming academic year to expand the mentoring program and to add other components 


Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition:

·         Bonners will work in the areas of watershed monitoring and restoration, lake/watershed planning and water quality education 

·         Bonners will work in sites throughout the area doing invasive plant species removal 

·         Bonners will also work in organizing campus-wide volunteer opportunities to increase YHC awareness and involvement in the Coalition


Hinton Center for Rural Life:

·         Bonners help with all stages of the refurbishing of existing housing for low-income persons who are physically and/or financially unable to make the repairs themselves

·         Bonners also participate in Hinton’s Wesley Meadows project that offers new housing to individuals and families who would not otherwise be able to afford it, working with the new home owners through all phases of construction

·         Bonners also assist Hinton’s volunteer coordinator with special projects and events


Mountain Shelter Humane Society:

·         Bonners will be helping develop and implement an educational program to take to local schools and community groups on the ethical treatment of animals, spaying and neutering, etc. 

·         Bonners will also help put in a trail behind the Mountain Shelter building that will be used for walking and training dogs 

·         Bonners will also help organize and schedule volunteers and help plan and implement fundraisers and special events 

·         Bonners will also work to incorporate other YHC students and student organizations as volunteer opportunities arise


S.A.F.E. Shelter

·         Bonners will go through an intensive on-line training program which deals with the myriad issues associated with domestic violence and sexual abuse 

·         Bonners will work in the shelter and at the child advocacy center, helping conduct intakes and providing support and assistance to the women, children, and men who come into the shelter 

·         Bonners will serve as college members on S.A.F.E.’S. Board of Directors


Towns County Family Connection at Towns County School:

·         Bonner serve as mentors to at-risk elementary student, meeting with them for an hour each week throughout the entire academic year 

·         Bonners also work as staff in the afterschool program, helping to lead activities and programming, tutor, and spend one-on-one time with students 

·         Bonners also completed certification in an outdoor leadership program and will help take groups of students through high and low ropes courses to build self-esteem, team-building, and leadership skills


Towns County Food Pantry:

·         Bonners work as regular pantry volunteers


Pioneer Project:

·         Bonners can work on social media, marketing, graphic design, print advertising, public relations, student recruitment, assisting with vegetable and medical her gardens, craft workshops, wilderness expedition logistics and facilitation, and working            to establish partnership with Young Harris College. 




Student Development:


The YHC Bonners meet together weekly for program management, reflection, fun, and discussion of a broad combination of the six common commitments as manifested across various academic departments and offices around the campus. We regularly invite faculty and staff to participate in our meetings. Often we meet together for the first half of our weekly time together and then separate into first years and second/third years, with members of the leadership council facilitating those breakout sessions.



Campus-Wide Collaboration:


The YHC Bonners are putting their Big Idea into action. Mindy Moore, currently a third year Bonner, heads the project by planning, organizing, and starting up Young Harris College's Swap Shop. 









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