Herberg Students to Take Part in Junior National Young Leaders Conference

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three students  from Herberg Middle School in Pittsfield were nominated and accepted to the 2017 Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC), an Envision program that provides a historical view of leadership and encourages young scholars to develop their own leadership skills and strategies for success in the 21st century.

Molly Sherman, Ahliya Phillips, and Tobias Gaulden-Wheeler will join sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students from around the country in Washington, D.C. from July 30-Aug. 4.

"The Junior National Young Leaders Conference enables students to recognize their own leadership abilities in the context of great men and women from the past and present," said Andrew Potter, the chief academic officer for Envision. "They return home with new confidence in their ability to make a positive impact in their school and communities. Washington, D.C., serves as the perfect backdrop for this inspiring program to generate a new generation of U.S. leaders."


At the six-day conference, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students take part in fun and exciting workshops and participate in simulations to expand their leadership abilities. Scholars explore historically significant sites, such as Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and memorials throughout Washington, D.C., to reflect upon and learn from leaders and events of the past.

"The students gain greater sense of themselves, their roles to preserve American democracy, and their responsibilities as tomorrow’s leaders," Potter said.

JrNYLC prepares students to utilize their improved leadership skills to promote positive change in their schools and communities through social advocacy. Students will work with their peers to create action plans for change to put into practice when they return home.


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