The City of Lawrenceville and Impact 46 announce the creation of Lawrenceville Legacy Leaders, a new leadership development program to include students from the following high schools: Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Maxwell, Phoenix, and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology. Online applications will be accepted April 22 – June 3, 2022 at www.lville.city/legacy-leaders.
The vision behind Lawrenceville Legacy Leaders is to develop and promote student success by cultivating a legacy of leaders in Lawrenceville and a mission to invest and empower youth by building a sense of place through community engagement and civic awareness.
“Lawrenceville Legacy Leaders will engage our future leaders within the six sectors of Lawrenceville, which include government, non-profits, local churches and businesses, the school system, and our neighborhoods,” said Mayor David Still. “This unique youth leadership program will provide a pathway to increased community pride, civic awareness, and an understanding and promotion of diversity and inclusion. We can’t wait to get started.”
Lawrenceville Legacy Leaders is the next step in a path of youth development the City of Lawrenceville and Impact 46 began five years ago with the founding of the Summer of Impact youth internship program.
“Summer of Impact students have continuously asked us how they can stay involved at the end of their eight-week paid summer internship,” said Jen Young, Director of Impact 46. “This new program offers an opportunity for students to develop essential leadership skills and engage with their community throughout the school year. Impact 46 and the City of Lawrenceville are dedicated to building the future leaders of Lawrenceville.”
Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from the included high schools are eligible to apply for the program and will be required to take an online resiliency screening at the time of application. The inaugural class of Lawrenceville Legacy Leaders will be announced over the summer and selected students will spend the next school year representing their individual schools as they build leadership skills, complete community service projects, and expand their civic awareness.
For additional information and to apply, visit www.lville.city/legacy-leaders. For additional information on Impact46, visit their website and follow on social media. For additional information on the City of Lawrenceville, follow the city on social media.