The Swanton Area Community Coalition welcomed Scott Grant to Swanton on Sept. 26 for a special presentation for students grades 5-12. Technology is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society, yet local officials said they saw that no was teaching youth how to use it properly.
“I thought that Scott was a great speaker and had a very important message to our students about social media. His message helped our students think about what kind of presence they wanted to create online and how others perceived the things they post,” said Swanton Middle School Principal Matt Smith. To our youth, a seemingly innocent picture or post can easily have an effect on their futures.”
He said Grant explained that their social media is now a part of who they are and will carry into their future whether they intend it to or not.
High school principal Jason Longbrake said Grant was able to connect with students during his energy-filled presentation.
“Scott’s message of a positive, branded social media presence really made an impact. Not only did our students get a lot out of this, but our teachers also came away with tools and ideas to better represent themselves via social media,” said Longbrake.
Swanton Area Community Coalition is proud of the presentation and long-term impact this will have on the Swanton community. The collaboration between Swanton Schools and Swanton Area Community Coalition makes this opportunity possible for youth. Those that would like to see the presentation, can visit SACC’s Facebook page to view it in its entirety.