During the first week of May, high school students from both Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School ran for next year’s Local Leaders of the 21st Century officer positions. Candidates were given the chance to speak at a Zoom Town Hall, explaining their plans and goals for the upcoming school year. Plans such as youth outreach development, vegetarian/ vegan lunches, and lunch bin monitoring were discussed.
Currently, the 2019/20 class of Local Leaders have been working on a array of projects:
- The Foothill High School Local Leaders recently published a new club website! Here, students have the ability to reach out to the public, as well as document club milestones. Also, check out Amador Valley’s website here.
- A new Local Leaders of the 21st Century YouTube Channel! In collaboration with Amador Valley High School and Foothill High School, students have been creating short videos to help inspire sustainable, zero waste projects for younger students to recreate at home.
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About the Local Leaders of the 21st Century Program
The Local Leaders of the 21st Century© is a new program for high school students through the GGI. The pilot phase began in January 2016. The program is designed to help students understand how local public policy and industry work together to implement and maintain the following critical community systems: Energy, Waste, Water, and Food. Students hold town hall meetings with local public and industry officials to understand how these systems work in their own community. They visit critical infrastructure associated with these systems, and express what they have learned in photos, videos, essays and speeches. Students can earn both scholarships and community service hours for graduation.