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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Announces 2020-2021 Green Youth Advisory Council
Eco-Focused Nonprofit Enlists the Aid of Local Public, Private and Homeschool High School Youth Leaders to Help Shape its Policies and Programs for an Up-and-Coming Generation
By: Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful
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.