CITY OF SUWANEE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUWANEE YOUTH LEADERS CLASS OF 2017
Applications for the 2017 Suwanee Youth Leaders (SYL) program, an eight-month City of Suwanee leadership program for high school sophomores and juniors, are being accepted through December 2. Applications are available through schools and at suwanee.com.
Now in its fourth year, the award-winning SYL program is open to students who live in the North Gwinnett, Peachtree Ridge, and Collins Hill school clusters, as well as home school and private school students who reside in these areas. The program centers on civic involvement, leadership skills, and volunteer opportunities.
"SYL impacted me by shaping me into more of a leader and allowing me to showcase my leadership qualities. I think that an important aspect of SYL was connecting with people with other schools; some of the people I met in my class I now call some of my closest friends," said Dorothea Popa, a senior at Peachtree Ridge High School and 2016 SYL alumna.
The 2017 SYL program will kick off with a mandatory two-day retreat February 18-19. Students will then meet one Saturday each month March through September and also will be expected to help plan and execute several community events, which may include the August Concert, Food Truck Friday, Suwanee Fest, and Arts in the Park.