Southwest DeKalb High School student Bria Cooper said her favorite thing about DeKalb County Judge Stacey Hydrick’s mentoring program was visiting the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) crime lab.
Cooper, who will be a senior this fall, is interested in science and even though she doesn’t want to be a lawyer, she decided to enroll in the judge’s program anyway.
“My friend just told me about it,” Cooper said. “I was kind of hesitant because I’m not going into law or anything like that. When I really think about it though I do kind of like the law.”
This is the first year Hydrick has held the program, which was attended by 10 high school girls, ages 14-18. Hydrick said she fashioned her program much like the Leadership DeKalb program, which focuses on bringing together diverse leaders from throughout DeKalb County.
“They got a behind-the-scenes process