The 2015 Leadership Hartsville class will graduate in a closed ceremony on June 17 at the Butler Heritage Auditorium. The 2015 graduates include employees of the City of Hartsville, Coker College, Duke Energy, Florence-Darlington Technical College, Sonoco, Sound Solutions Hearing Care, and SPC Credit Union. The leadership development program, made available through the Hartsville Chamber of Commerce, has provided participants with growth and networking opportunities since the class kicked off in September of 2014. Each year, the class selects a service project to contribute positively to life in Hartsville. Previous class projects have included the Tales on the Town downtown scavenger hunt and the park-style benches downtown.
The 2015 class has elected to complete two service projects. The first project is a youth mentoring program. The Youth Empowering Squad (YES) began meeting with students at Hartsville High School in January, led by members of this year’s Leadership Hartsville class and former chamber president Aimee Cox-King. The second project is to renovate and redecorate the snack room at the Hartsville Boys and Girls Club.