The Snellville Youth Commission will host its second annual Youth Summit noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at City Hall, 2342 Oak Road. (Courtesy City of Snellville)

Snellville announces second annual youth summit

The Snellville Youth Commission will host its second annual Youth Summit noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at City Hall, 2342 Oak Road.

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

“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.”

Guest speaker Everton “EJ” Blair Jr. of the Gwinnett County Board of Education will inspire students. Food, games and prizes included in the event, which is open to all area students.

Applications to join the Snellville Youth Commission: www.snellville.org/snellville-youth-commission for the next program year.

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