Section 16-44A-1

Legislative intent.

(a) The Legislature finds that the 1986 and 1992 Commissions on the Future of the South, under the auspices of the Southern Growth Policies Board, called for youth and community leadership development and support as critical to southern economic development and progress. The Legislature further finds that citizenship and leadership programs are vital to the well-being of our American system of self-government, and to the civic well-being, economic development, and quality of life in Alabama, the South, and the nation.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to work to achieve these southern leadership goals by creating a voluntary compact of public, non-profit, and private sectors to enhance and expand leadership and citizenship education in Alabama.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-482, p. 799, §1.)