Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves is leading a group of 14 high school students to Germany July 5-17.
The trip is sponsored by the Global Youth Leadership Exchange Program, which Mr. Eaves founded as a way to expand the worldviews of young people. Mr. Eaves is a former U.S. Peace Corps regional manager who has traveled to more than 40 countries.
The group will visit Nuremberg, Munich, Bamberg, Frankfurt and Berlin. The students are scheduled to meet with Nuremberg Mayor Ulrich Maly and with German high school students. “During these visits, we expect to see the moment when each student realizes they are part of a global universe and share similarities and common interest with people of all nationalities, religions and races,” Mr. Eaves said in a prepared statement.
Before leaving for Germany, the students, all members of the Fulton County Youth Commission and the W.E.B. Dubois Society, toured the German Consulate General in Atlanta. Some of the students also visited the United Nations in New York. The Fulton County Global Youth Leadership Program is a partnership with the Georgia Council for International Visitors. The program’s sponsors include the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, Georgia Power Co., Development Authority of Fulton County and Georgia Pacific LLC.