We are thrilled to announce our new Youth Leadership Team for 2017.

The Youth Leadership Team is made up of eight young authors who have participated successfully in both the Young Author Project and Block by Block, identify strongly as creative writers, are passionate about engaging with hearts and minds in some of Savannah’s and our nation’s most challenging topics, and are committed as experts in their own right to helping support and improve Deep Center’s programs and organization.

Team members meet regularly to provide feedback to Deep staff, facilitate community events, and write.

Team members also go on periodic leadership trips around the region and the nation to share their and Deep’s work, engage in dialogue about culture and the critical issues facing our communities locally and nationwide, and learn from national peers.

Meet Deep Center’s Youth Leadership Team for 2017:

Deep’s Youth Leadership Team 2017. From left to right. Top row: Antwon, Sam. Middle row: Mariah, Alexandria, and India. Bottom row: Abreona, Trent, and Justin.