Twenty-nine student interns participate in Signing Day to kick-off leadership development intern program.
Summer of Impact Signing Day was held at the School of the Arts, 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 fourth year. Twenty-nine students signed contracts for eight-week summer internships before an audience of future employers, community leaders, family and friends.
“The Summer of Impact program is building a legacy of leaders right here in our community,” said Mayor David Still. “Selected interns from Central Gwinnett and Discovery High Schools will enhance their skill sets and leadership abilities through immersion into their field of interest with a local business, church, or non-profit. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
A total of 60 students applied from Discovery High School and Central Gwinnett High School. After completing a multi-step interview process, the final 29 students were selected and offered positions with the City of Lawrenceville Community Relations, Planning & Development, and Public Works Departments, Impact 46/Lawrenceville Response Center, Gwinnett Stripers, Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville Housing Authority/Gwinnett Housing Corporation, Gwinnett Water Resources, Obria, Magnolia Media, Family Promise, Upper 90, Lilburn Medical Institute, Noceans Media, AREP, Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church, Legacy Florals, Artist Spotlight, Gwinnett Drugs, Rock Paper Scissors, Kumon, and I & I Law.
Mayor David Still greeted guests at the “Signing Day” event, modeled after athletic signing day ceremonies for college scholarships. Tim Hemans, Executive Director of Academies and Career & Technical Education at Gwinnett County Public Schools 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. View the Summer of Impact Community Impact Statement Video here.
For additional information about Summer of Impact, visit summerofimpact.com. For additional information about the City of Lawrenceville, follow the city’s social media platforms.
Pictured are the 2022 Summer of Impact Interns. Front row (L-R): Sophia Rodriguez, Briauana Mills, Madison Noble, Mariana Ruiz, Brenda Garcia-Leyva, Alexa Irizarry Melendez, Maribelle Azemar, Ayesha Herrera-Hernandez, and Monica Fuentes. Back Row (L-R): Zenobia Glass, Aissata Hann, Rahima Coulibaly, Kristin Shurney, Jovanni Gonzales, Elizabeth Wilson, Wesley Nebo, Sterling emakloe, Nicole Egwuatu, Rosy Nava Vega, Adriana Gonzales, and Margaret Ereba.