At Greenville Youth Alliance (GYA), we believe that young adults should have an active role in local government. The county and city governments have the biggest impact on our communities day-to-day lives, but a vast majority of young people don’t realize this. The only way we can begin to affect real change is by educating young people and giving them the opportunities to amplify their voices. Greenville Youth Alliance is a nonpartisan, civic, advocacy, and education organization.
Founded in April, 2020 GYA was created as a result of a campaign for Emergency Community Services started by Davis Summer. After he began the campaign he realized that there are so many young people out there who want to be an advocate for change. He partnered with Olivia Peck, and GYA is growing every day.
GYA has two main programs as of 2021: the GYA Education Center, and the GYA Advocacy Department. These two programs will work together for the GYA Youth Civics Project, our plan for the coming fiscal year to engage young people with a focus on affordable housing.