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Seven NTHS Students Complete Leadership Niagara’s Youth Development Program

For the past eight months, a group of seven NTHS students have used their spare time to learn about leadership. Chosen to be part of Leadership Niagara’s Youth Development program, the students explored a topic a month since the fall.

The student leaders heard from industry experts and community leaders throughout the course of the eight-month program along with learning leadership development concepts and principles, characteristics and values, problem-solving, communication, diversity and inclusion, teamwork and collaboration.  The students also had executive-level coaches and mentors to guide them through each month's sessions and through their team projects.

William Alvarado, Danielle DalPorto, Valerie Granites, Aidan McMahon, Jessica Robins, Cody Sikora and Elisabeth Williams received certificates during a Leadership Niagara graduation program on March 16 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County’s Training Center.

Leadership Niagara earned fully funded scholarships for 100 students per year to participate in the program through a grant made possible through the generous support of the Irene Witkowski Agrawal Foundation. In addition, over 60 volunteers, 12 organizations, and 13 schools have helped make this year's program a great success.