CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Student leaders from the Charlottesville High School Student Council and Black Student Union will host a webinar, "Black Excellence in the Community," on Wednesday.

It's thanks to one local student's efforts in a mission to bring area community members together.

"It's really just a step forward that I am taking to sort of bring the community together. I think it's something that's been needed since Aug. 12 and this is just my way of just trying to take a step forward to try to unite our community," said organizer Je'Saun Johnson. 

The webinar plans to bring students, community leaders and members together. It will highlight Black excellence in the Charlottesville area and pathways to success among other topics. 

Some notable community leaders will be a part of the event, including Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Rosa Atkins and Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker.

Johnson, who is a 14-year-old student at CHS, also hopes to bring about change.

"I really want to bring to our Charlottesville City Schools and to our entire community as a whole is just change, really, how people see each other and change in all the hatred that's being going on for the past few years now, just all the inequality that has been happening," he said. "I just really want to bring change to that in the ways that I can whether that be planning these events." 

The webinar starts at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

To sign up, click here.