Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Welcomes 2020-2021 Green Youth Advisory Council

With a vast number of its programs and events either involving local youth or geared to families, school green teams and civic groups like Girls & Boy Scouts of America, it makes all the sense in the world to look toward youth leaders for key insights on how to engage a new generation of environmental stewards. To that end, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B) – a Keep America affiliate – is proud to have its own Green Youth Advisory Council to help evolve programs and engage other young people within the community. The applications are in and the eco-focused nonprofit is proud to announce its Class of 2020-2021 Green Youth Advisory Council members.

The newest members of Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s Green Youth Advisory Council are:

Ariella Ayenesazan, Freshman – Peachtree Ridge HS

Angela Chan, Senior – Norcross HS

Suraj Chatoth, Sophomore – North Gwinnett HS

Danielle Chun, Freshman – Mill Creek HS

Hannah Cook, Junior – Brookwood HS

Tanner Dilworth, Junior – Mountain View HS

Daniel Jung, Junior – Mill Creek HS

Emily Laycock, Junior – Mill Creek HS

Eliana Morales, Senior – Discovery HS

Jack Prewitt, Sophomore – Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

Miles Simmons, Sophomore – Archer HS

Abram Toledo, Senior – Berkmar HS

Vicky Tong, Senior – Berkmar HS

Samara West, Junior – Paul Duke STEM HS

William Yang, Senior – Norcross HS

Logan Zimmerman, Junior – Discovery HS

 

Plus the four returning members who are all Seniors:

Christa Campbell, Collins Hill HS

Harper Randolph, Parkview HS

Cory Shin, Mill Creek HS

Morgan Williams, North Gwinnett HS

 

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful’s High School Green Youth Advisory Council (Green YAC) is a unique hands-on opportunity for high school students from diverse backgrounds to participate in an environmental and sustainability service-learning and leadership development program. Participants will contribute to and inform Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful on projects that impact local and global environmental challenges while acting as ambassadors and leaders for youth service in their communities.

The Green Youth Advisory Council will provide the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership skills while engaging in creative work focused on litter prevention, beautification, community greening, waste reduction and recycling, food insecurity and more
  • Collaborate with like-minded peers with unique perspectives from across the county
  • Assist with design and implementation of environmental program initiatives for engaging youth in community service
  • Act as an ambassador in their school and community through engaging youth and county leaders by promoting sustainability, environmental literacy, and civic engagement
  • Earn service hours and a letter of recommendation for college, employment, etc.
  • Seniors will be considered for a $1,000 post-secondary scholarship

 

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