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Sept. 4 - GeorgiaForward Announces 2019 Young Gamechangers Project in Monroe

Category: Work Force & Career Development

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

September 4, 2018 - GeorgiaForward recently announced the host community for their 2019 Class of Young Gamechangers will be Monroe/Walton County, Georgia. The class will work on the project from January through August 2019. Applications are open now for individuals from around the state who would like to join the Young Gamechangers leadership action program and work on the project.

“The City of Monroe is proud to host GeorgiaForward and the 2019 Class of Young Gamechangers,” stated Monroe Mayor John S. Howard.  “This group of the best and brightest from a wide variety of backgrounds, education levels, and professions will offer unique ways to help us as we prepare for future growth. We are pleased with the direction our town is headed, and we are thrilled to have such a wonderful group from around the state help us by providing ideas and solutions to some our challenges, and by identifying new opportunities for us as we move into the future.”

“We are excited about working with the City of Monroe,” says Kris Vaughn, Executive Director of GeorgiaForward. “Their leadership is very proactive and continually strives to improve their community. They are a great fit for our Young Gamechangers program because they see the value in getting a younger perspective on issues and in having young leadership engaged in the community.”

Young Gamechangers brings together 50 of Georgia’s brightest minds between the ages of 24-40 to help solve the persistent challenges of one Georgia community. Each class does extensive research and works to generate big idea recommendations based on their host community’s specific needs. They present their recommendations, along with a comprehensive report, at the end of their project.  If you are an energetic, civically-driven big thinker, please consider applying for the program. Ambitious individuals from any professional sector will be considered. Applications for the Monroe/Walton County project are open from Sept.4 through Nov. 1, 2018.  Visit their website for more information at

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