Search: Zyahna Bryant
June 02, 2018
She may not have graduated high school yet, but Zyahna Bryant already has made a name for herself. The Charlottesville High School junior first gained national attention when she created a petition in March 2016 to remove Charlottesville’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The petition caused a ...
April 13, 2017
Gov. Terry McAuliffe and several young social entrepreneurs spoke to local students on Thursday at the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Youth Summit, a student-organized event that focused on empowering young people to start businesses and take on societal problems. The Youth Summit brought about 850 students from public and ...
December 05, 2014
Charlottesville’s youth leaders are talking, and Charlottesville’s Youth Council found City Council listening. In a first-ever event, the students and the City Council met Thursday at CitySpace in downtown Charlottesville. “They [students] take this seriously,” said David Ellis, Charlottesville’s assistant city manager. “They’re not on it ...
July 26, 2014
Fifteen-year-old Megan Bird remembers watching the news a few years ago and wondering what exactly people were talking about as they discussed the Charlottesville City Council. Two years later, she not only has a much better understanding of how local government works, she and a group of 14 other students ...
January 15, 2014
Kim Wilkens wants to see more females in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. To that end, Wilkins launched Tech Girls, a company now starting its second year, which offers STEM workshops to girls. Prior to Tech Girls, Wilkens worked in the technology industry, then transitioned into teaching. In ...
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