Leadership Gwinnett is just the beginning. When you graduate, you join a connected group of alumni and gain access to exclusive programming designed to continue educating, equipping, and engaging our community’s leaders. Graduates of our 2.5-day program, Glance Gwinnett, can also take advantage of our alumni programming. Some of our most popular alumni events are our Behind-the-Scenes Tours. Our Alumni Education Committee works hard to find unique experiences in or around Gwinnett to showcase to our alumni. This past month we visited Eagle Ranch.

“I recently attended the Eagle Ranch Tour with Leadership Gwinnett. I had heard great things about this non-profit but I wasn’t exactly sure what their mission was and what they do day-to-day. We were served a wonderful lunch and while we ate our speaker told us all about his struggles throughout his youth and how he was a former resident of eagle Ranch. He shared many personal stories and anecdotes.  I was so interested to learn about all the great things that Eagle Ranch does for youth in crisis situations.

I was touched when we toured one of the homes where two house parents and 8 children live. The house parents shared their story and how they came to Eagle Ranch and they shared some good stories about the families who they are helping. As we toured the grounds we also learned about Eagle Ranch’s fundraising efforts and volunteer opportunities. I was particularly interested in how I could give back to this great organization. I learned about corporate volunteer opportunities and personal opportunities. We also got information about their annual events which help them raise funds to provide their services.

In turn, I shared this information with co-workers who plan to visit in the near future. Explore Gwinnett will definitely return in the near future for a volunteer day!”

Don’t miss out on our next Behind-the-Scenes Tour: StillFire Brewery, Suwanee. Login to the Member Center to stay up-to-date on all alumni events.