Young Gamechangers present Big Ideas to Monroe, Georgia on August 9

Topics include Youth Entrepreneurship Classes, Connecting Parks, Affordable Housing and a Robust Workforce Pipeline!
By: GeorgiaForward
ATLANTA - July 26, 2019 - PRLog -- Since the beginning of the year 45 of Georgia's brightest young professionals have been working on a project in Monroe/Walton County. They met with community leaders, toured businesses and schools, visited neighborhoods and parks, researched history, and re-imagined the area's connectivity in their quest to come up with big ideas and innovative solutions to some of the area's most persistent challenges. Their hard work will be revealed when they present their final recommendations to the community on Friday, August 9 from 2-4 pm at The Engine Room in Monroe, GA. The event is free and the public and media are invited. (see web site at end of release for link to RSVP)

"The business and political leadership in Monroe/Walton County have been extremely committed to this project and have given the Young Gamechangers a lot of insight and support," states Kris Vaughn, Executive Director of GeorgiaForward. "Monroe is doing great work revitalizing their downtown and they are exploring new ways connect and rejuvenate other areas of Walton County. I look forward to hearing the Young Gamechangers recommendations, and I encourage area residents to join us to hear their ideas."

Below are the four challenge questions the Young Gamechangers have been working on:

In what ways can Monroe attract and retain the next generation of entrepreneurs who want to make it in Monroe?

How can the city of Monroe become a "lifetime community" that encompasses every generation and makes them want to call Monroe home?

How can Monroe and Walton County leverage existing assets and create new opportunities to strengthen its workforce pipeline?

With healthy living as a goal, how can Monroe utilize its natural resources, trail system and green space to connect all walks of life?

Sponsors for the 2019 Young Gamechangers program include: City of Monroe, The Kendeda Fund, Central Atlanta Progress/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, Walton County Development Authority, Georgia EMC, Georgia CEO, Georgia Trend, Leadership Institute at Columbus State University, MadLab Marketing, W&A Engineering, The Engine Room, Municipal Gas Authority of Georgia, Grace Monroe, George Walton Academy, Major Humphrey's Brew Co., Silver Queen, Your Pie Monroe, and Wayfarer Music Hall.

GeorgiaForward is a non-profit, non-partisan organization working to improve the state of Georgia by serving as a catalyst to promote cross-sector, statewide conversations and partnerships by engaging young professionals, along with business, political, academic, and civic leaders. They strive to strengthen communities, unite our state, and create a talent pipeline within Georgia. For more information about the Young Gamechangers program and to RSVP for the Final Recommendations in Monroe, visit their web site:
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