Leadership Lauderdale class graduates

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- The members of the Leadership Lauderdale class of 2018 graduated Tuesday morning.

The 2018 Leadership Lauderdale graduating class (Photo Source: WTOK-TV)

The program provides participants an opportunity to enhance their civic knowledge and network. It helps people understand and serve our community. Leadership Lauderdale is a year-long program that builds relationships, and teaches students how to become future leaders. Each person completes a community service project.

Graduates say the experience has prepared them for the future.

"We are actually hope to stay in touch, and to also go out and use what we've learned," said Kasey Norton, one of the graduates. "We need to put it into practice. We need to make sure that we spread it."

About 20 students graduated in this year's class.