The Future Sweetwater class of 2012 started their program on Wednesday morning at Texas State Technical College in Sweetwater. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, the program is designed for students to learn in a hands-on, interactive environment which allows them to have fun and bond while they learn and problem solve. The Future Sweetwater program follows the same basic setup and curriculum as Leadership Sweetwater, but is geared towards the youth. Future Sweetwater will get first hand knowledge of city/county issues, quality of life, the economy, health issues, education, local and state government and the military as they progress through their program. They will be allowed to tour the fire station and water treatment facility, as well as sit it on court sessions. Members will also be heading to Austin and Dyess Air Force Base to get more hands-on experience with state government and the military.