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Twenty student interns participate in “Signing Day” to kick-off leadership development and enrichment intern program.
Summer of Impact Signing Day was held at Discovery High School, where the City of Lawrenceville, Impact 46, Central Gwinnett High School, Discovery High School, and Hearts to Nourish Hope kicked off the Summer of Impact internship program for the third year. Twenty students signed contracts for eight-week summer internships before an audience of future employers, community leaders, family and friends.
“Through the Summer of Impact program, 20 students from Central Gwinnett and Discovery High Schools are immersed into their field of interest with a local business or non-profit,” said Mayor David Still. “Students go through the interview process and enhance their skill sets through real work experience. Through this program, we are building a legacy of leaders in Lawrenceville.”
A total of 60 students applied from Discovery High School and Central Gwinnett High School. After completing a multi-step interview process, the final 20 students (10 from each high school) were selected and offered positions with the City of Lawrenceville Community Relations and Public Works Departments, Impact 46/Lawrenceville Response Center, Gwinnett Stripers, H3 Media, Peachtree Packaging, Family Promise, Artist Spotlight, Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville Neighborhood Alliance, Lawrenceville Housing Authority/Gwinnett Housing Corporation, PureFUN Inc., and Laundry Lyfe.
Mayor David Still greeted guests at the “Signing Day” event. Dr. Bernard Oliver, Dean of Education at Georgia Gwinnett College, gave the Keynote Address.
Summer of Impact is a collaborative initiative to help high school students discover their God-given purpose, passion and influence thru paid internships with local businesses. It leverages the eight weeks of summer to impact the six sectors of Lawrenceville—local businesses, government, schools, neighborhoods, churches and non-profits—by providing enrichment and leadership engagement opportunities for youth. Leadership development training will be offered through Impact 46.
For additional information about Summer of Impact, visit www.impact46.org or follow their social media. For additional information on the City of Lawrenceville, please follow the city's social media.