Calling all high school students.

The Snellville Youth Commission will be hosting its second annual Youth Summit from 12 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at City Hall.

What’s the event about?
“We want students to learn the importance of understanding what’s going on in their communities, how people affect their communities on a daily basis, and the importance of using that knowledge to be proactive in improving those communities,” said Youth Commission Coordinator Chris O’Donoghue. “Everyone needs a starting point before they take on any large task. We hope this is that starting point, a launching point really, to engage students and help them feel confident in leaving their positive marks on their schools, their communities, and even their government.”

Created in 2016, the Snellville Youth Commission is designed to promote positive interaction between students and their community and give them a greater understanding of how government works.

The event will feature guest speaker Everton “EJ” Blair Jr. of the Gwinnett County Board of Education, food, games and prizes.

The event is open to all area students.

Applications to join the Snellville Youth Commission can be downloaded now at www.snellville.org/snellville-youth-commission and turned in to City Hall or via email, to youthcommssion@snellville.org for the next program year.