- Sept. 22, 2020
-- 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:
Ariella Ayenesazan, Freshman - Peachtree Ridge HS; Angela Chan, Senior and William Yang, Senior - Norcross HS; Suraj Chatoth, Sophomore and Morgan Williams, Senior - North Gwinnett HS; Hannah Cook, Junior - Brookwood HS; Tanner Dilworth, Junior - Mountain View HS; Daniel Jung, Junior, Emily Laycock, Junior, Cory Shin, Senior and Danielle Chun, Freshman - Mill Creek HS; Jack Prewitt, Sophomore – Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology; Sanjeena Shrestha, Freshman and Harper Randolph, Senior - Parkview HS; Miles Simmons, Sophomore - Archer HS; Abram Toledo, Senior and Vicky Tong, Senior - Berkmar HS; Logan Zimmerman, Junior and Eliana Morales, Senior - Discovery HS; Christa Campbell, Senior - Collins Hill HS; and Samara West, Junior - Paul Duke STEM HS.
"Our Green Youth Advisory Council is an environmental and sustainability service-learning and leadership development program unlike any other," said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. "Based upon a national model set by Keep America Beautiful, it offers a unique hands-on opportunity for high school students from diverse backgrounds to become agents for change on environmental issues that impact us both locally and globally. To expand our reach to an up-and-coming generation of environmental stewards, we also look to our council members to act as 'brand ambassadors' and youth service leaders in their communities. This year's class represents 13 different high schools – talk about expanding our reach! We witness time and again the power of bringing young minds and hearts together – particularly those with a shared passion for their environment. They can move mountains. We can't wait to see what this newest Council can do!"
To learn more about the Green Youth Advisory Council and other Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful programs, please visit www.gwinnettcb.org