Pupil to attend national leadership event

Jordan Neuhaus

Jordan Neuhaus

Jordan J. Neuhaus, a pupil at the Eclectic Homeschooler Academy, has been selected to attend the 2007 National Junior Leaders Conference at Johns Hopkins University.

Jordan is in seventh grade and maintains an A-plus average. He is a community volunteer, library aide, peer tutor and Red Cross aide/volunteer.

The NJLC, sponsored by LeadAmerica, is a leadership program for promising young leaders from across the United States and internationally.

Middle-school and junior-high pupils with a record of academic achievement or extra-curricular or community involvement are invited to participate.

Pupils select an academic area to study, choosing from among Discover Democracy, government, diplomacy and national security; Discover Science, health, physical and applied Sciences; Global Business and Entrepreneurship; Crime Scene Investigation; and Law and Trial Advocacy.

Jordan will participate in the Discover Science program at the NJLC.

“Leadership can make important differences in the lives of teenagers — in their academic and personal performance, in their acceptance to the college of their choice, and in their level of focus, passion and purpose,” Chris M. Salamone, founder and executive director of LeadAmerica, stated in a news release. “It is the key to what they do with their lives and how well they do it. In today’s world, it is imperative that we nurture leadership potential from a very young age.”

“Since 1989 I have had the privilege of seeing more than 50,000 exceptional students from over 51 countries learn firsthand about leadership and explore its role in a variety of educational disciplines. It’s my sincere hope that LeadAmerica will give young leaders the skills to help them along the road toward a successful and rewarding life of leadership.”

LeadAmerica’s mission is to transform the world’s next generation of leaders by educating, inspiring and instilling in them ethical and principled leadership values, attitudes and skills. With a rich history dating back over 18 years, LeadAmerica is committed to educating and empowering young leaders.