Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Announces 2020-21 Great Youth Advisory Council

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful (GC&B), a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Lawrenceville, GA, has announced its new class of Green Youth Advisory Council members. Twenty-one high schoolers from across the area have been selected to serve as youth leaders to help engage a new generation of environmental stewards.

“Our Green Youth Advisory Council is an environmental and sustainability service-learning and leadership development program unlike any other,” said Schelly Marlatt, Executive Director for Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful. “Based upon a national model set by Keep America Beautiful, it offers a unique hands-on opportunity for high school students from diverse backgrounds to become agents for change on environmental issues that impact us both locally and globally.”

Involvement in GC&B’s Green Youth Advisory Council provides its members with the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership skills while engaging in creative work focused on litter prevention, beautification, community greening, waste reduction, recycling, food insecurity, and more
  • Collaborate with like-minded peers with unique perspectives from across the county
  • Assist with the design and implementation of environmental program initiatives for engaging youth in community service
  • Act as a GC&B ambassador to their school and community by engaging youth and county leaders to promote sustainability, environmental literacy, and civic engagement
  • Earn service hours and a letter of recommendation for college, future employment, and more
  • High school seniors involved in the Green Youth Advisory Council will be considered for a $1,000 post-secondary scholarship

The selected students represent 13 different high schools.