Students serve on county youth committee

Students serve on county youth committee

Press Release

Several students were chosen from each of the Atlantic County schools to be members of the Coalition for A Safe Community, Youth Committee. Elyse Ryan and Abigail Goblirsch were chosen from Hammonton High School to participate on the committee with Elyse Ryan being selected as Chairperson. The students worked together via Zoom since the beginning of the school year to plan the Teen Summit event.

After months of planning, additional students were invited to attend the Teen Summit at Atlantic Cape Community College on March 25, 2022. The event promotes and facilitates community collaborative efforts aiming to “Stop the Violence” and create a safe and healthy environment in Atlantic County. The event had breakout sessions focused on topics chosen by members of the Coalition for A Safe Community, Youth Committee.

The topics discussed were life after COVID, violence, self-awareness, and diversity/inclusion. The sessions were interactive and gave real-life examples of how choices can affect a person’s life.