By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

City of Grayson and Grayson High School Begin Grayson Youth Leadership Program

Grayson – On October 3, 2016, a student youth group consisting of 24 sophomores and juniors met in Grayson to begin an experience that is meant to develop leaders through community and civic involvement with hands-on opportunities for service.

2016 Valerie Clark 440Grayson Mayor Allison Wilkerson, who directs this initiative along with Holly Broadnax and Joanna Root of Grayson High School, is encouraged by the potential exemplified by the young leaders chosen for this inaugural session. “I am so inspired by these young men and women,” she said after the initial meeting. “Seeing our community through their eyes and sharing the experiences of our community leaders with them will surely enlighten the perspectives of all involved.”

The 2016-2017 class includes:

Alexander Boakye
Amilliana Cox
Avery Ray
Ayan Ismail
Camden Maddox
Celeste Turner
DeLaine Hyndman
Emily Moorhead
Faith Akosile
Grace Scartz
Grace Saidi
Ilhan Ugas
Julia Martinez
Lindsey Patch
Liv Hunter
Madison Walker
Morgan McCree
Natalie Lott
Reagan Stephenson
Sarah Redding
Sharon Shaji
Shivanni Ramdass
Tamia Madry
Tobenna Obi

The program is formatted for the students to meet once each month from October to May and topics include “All Things Grayson,” “I am a reflection of my community,” “Can I say that?” and “I have an idea.” 

Grayson Youth Leadership is open for sophomores and juniors at Grayson High School. Applications for the leadership program for the 2017-2018 year will be accepted at the beginning of the next school year.