Sarah Kate Maher, a junior from Savannah Arts Academy and Andre'l Shuman, a senior from Alfred Ely Beach High School were named as Bank of America Student Leaders for 2022. This prestigious program is designed to provide opportunities to develop and apply leadership tools and skills through hands-on community work and leadership experiences while raising students' awareness of community issues and challenges.
Sarah Kate and Andre'l are among 300 young people from across the country who were selected as Student Leaders due to their passion for improving the community. Sarah Kate is a Chatham County representative on the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential Youth Advisory Council and participated in the American Civil Liberties Union Advocacy (ACLU) Summer Institute and Future Business Leaders of America. Andre'l is also very involved in the community, participating in Top Teens of America, Chatham County Youth Commission, and Future Business Leaders of America.
Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders program recognizes community-focused juniors and seniors every year. These students are engaged in an eight-week paid internship, working closely with local nonprofits like Goodwill Southeast Georgia, developing leadership and workforce skills, and participating in a week-long virtual leadership summit. This program is part of the bank's overall commitment to youth employment, helping to prepare a diverse pipeline of young talent for success in the workforce.
Photos above: Left, Sarah Kate Maher; Right, Andre'l Shuman