Kudos to second year Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council member Ryan C. of Montgomery ISD! Ryan was named a finalist for the 2016 Presidential Environmental Youth Award for his 2014-2015 Youth Council service project titled "Treasure Island Beach Clean Up - Brazoria County" and received a certificate and a letter from President Obama! For his project, Ryan spent 20 hours with eight volunteers cleaning the Treasure Island beaches near San Luis Pass in Brazoria County. The group's efforts helped provide a safer nesting environment for endangered sea turtles. Ryan is continuing this project again for his 2015-2016 Alumni Council service project.
"I learned that being a leader isn't just helping, but also getting others to help you and keeping them focused on the task." Project: Helping Hand for Elders
"This program truly helped me to grow - not only as a leader, but also as a person. After completing three years of camp, I really feel qualified to go out and make a difference."
-Participant, Kingwood, TX
"It has been an amazing experience for me to take learning to the next level. I've been able to apply myself in a leadership role in my community."
-Participant, Houston, TX
"I gained numerous friendships, but mainly, it helped my confidence and increased my love of history and learning. This has helped prepare me for my career after college. "
-Participant, Plano, TX