It’s was an exciting journey for the young men and women of the Chatham County Youth Commission (CCYC) as they embarked on their annual Legislative Tour to Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City.
Monday, the group met with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, after touring the Library of Congress during their time in D.C. The Youth Commission traveled to the nation’s capital on Sunday, February 21 to visit the National Postal Museum, National Portrait Museum, and various Smithsonian Museums.
CCYC members also made their way to Philadelphia, PA before heading to New York on Tuesday, February 23 to tour the 9/11 Memorial Museum and the One World Observatory on Wednesday. They visited NBC’s Today Show on Wednesday where they were featured on the show, before making their way back to Savannah. A busy few days are in store for the group.
The Youth Commission was founded by Dr. Priscilla D. Thomas in 1992 and is directed by Savannah City Alderman Van R. Johnson, II. The program has been replicated in Fulton County (Atlanta), GA, Alachua County (Gainesville), FL, Savannah, GA (Savannah Youth Council), Prince George’s County, MD, Cass County (Fargo), ND and Dougherty County, (Albany), GA, Riverdale, GA and Newnan, GA, Miami-Dade County, FL, DeKalb County, GA and Jasper County, SC.
Watch Coastal Sunrise as we update you on their journey.