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National Teen Leadership Program’s 25th Anniversary Sponsors and Contributors

25th Anniversary

The National Teen Leadership Program celebrates our 25th Anniversary in the year 2017. For 25 years, NTLP has provided positive and inspiring three-day leadership camps, full-day workshops and follow-on alumni activities for over 14,000 teens. Programs have been held in California, Arizona, Washington, Massachusetts and Texas.

Thank you to all our sponsors and contributors listed below. With their support, we plan to make our 25th Anniversary Celebration a success in raising money for The Laura Segura Scholarship Fund and our new after-school program as well as our NTLPCorps Fellows Program. Learn more about our programs now!

Check out the list of last year’s Gala Supporters.

  • Rancho Cordova Training Center is sponsoring our 25th Anniversary celebration, by donating the event space for our Generation Leadership Staff Retreat.

RCTC

The Rancho Cordova Training Center is a job training and certification testing facility located near California’s Capital. At RCTC, the focus is on helping individuals get the training and testing they need, on a schedule that works for them. They offer classes to broaden your skill set, teach you new skills, and offer the testing to certify you for your career.

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25th Anniversary

The National Teen Leadership Program is pleased to announce that in 2017, the Rancho Cordova Training Center is a sponsor of our 25th Anniversary celebration. The Rancho Cordova Training Center is sponsoring our 25th Anniversary celebration, by donating the event space for our Generation Leadership Staff Retreat.
RCTC

The Rancho Cordova Training Center is a job training and certification testing facility located near California’s Capital. At RCTC, the focus is on helping individuals get the training and testing they need, on a schedule that works for them. They offer classes to broaden your skill set, teach you new skills, and offer the testing to certify you for your career.

Check out the list of our 25th Anniversary Supporters and last year’s Gala Supporters.

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End of Year Giving Campaign

Please help us raise $25,000 to empower 2,500 teens in our 25th year!

Your donation will help to ensure not only the future success and national expansion of the National Teen Leadership Program, but also the overall success of our nation’s teens as future leaders!

To help us reach our $25,000 goal, please visit Network for Good.

The National Teen Leadership Program (NTLP) was founded on the belief that there is not a group of people on this planet with more dreams, more drive, more ambition and more potential than teenagers. We have listened to their dreams, celebrated their accomplishments, supported their ambitions and propelled them into action.

This year NTLP celebrates an amazing milestone; our 25th ANNIVERSARY of inspiring and preparing teens to reach their full potential and become future leaders!

NTLP’s programs are designed to create globally minded, ethical leaders that respect and uphold the equal value of all humanity. This training transforms youth into capable leaders, motivated to affect positive social change in an increasingly diverse world.

Since our inception in 1992, NTLP has:

Empowered 15,000 teens to positively impact their communities,

Awarded $170,000 in cash and recognition awards to deserving teen leaders,

Inspired unity, vision, purpose, compassion, tolerance, confidence & motivation in the hearts and minds of teens,

Expanded our reach; touching the lives of teens & their families throughout the United States and Abroad.

NTLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of you and others. We appreciate your continued support and are thankful for your donation today. To give a one time monetary donation, please fill out the form below.

If you would like to become an NTLP Torchbearer, please click here to be taken to the Torchbearer sign-up form. NTLP Torchbearers commit to a monthly donation to support NTLP programming. There are also many other ways to give and support NTLP.

To give a one time monetary donation, please visit Network for Good.
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Wishbone, a non-profit fundraising platform that helps students attend after school and summer programs through charitable donations, has helped send this student to our leadership camp. We’re pleased that the Wishbone community has given us their support and generosity.

Wishbone.org helped send Fatima to our program this year!

“Thanks to all of my donors I was able to attend National Teen Leadership Program. Attending this program has [given] me more leadership skills and has helped me come out of my comfort
zone. At first I was shy, but after a few hours and a nice welcoming gathering, I felt safe and like at home. Everyone was very kind and loving with me and other people. Thank you for making this opportunity possible.”

We are so glad that Fatima was able to attend this year! Find out more about her Wishbone campaign. #wishbone #NTLP2016 #NTLPNorCal

Barbara lives in San Jose and attended our Northern California program this summer, with help from Wishbone.org!

Here is her update: “[NTLP] has completely changed my outlook on my life and the people around me. I have learned so much about how to develop myself as a leader and a warrior. I feel like I can make an impact on a person’s life, even if it is tiny. This program had so many different elements; it was an emotional journey. For example, you can be happy and excited in one moment then the next moment, you can be silent and contemplating life. The people were the most amazing part of my experience, they were all so accepting and happy… I am truly grateful for the people who helped contribute to this wonderful summer!”

Read more on Barbara’s Wishbone campaign. #wishbone #NTLP2016 #NTLPNorCal

Melanie attended our Northern California program this summer, with help from Wishbone.org! Here is her update:

“I went to my program and it was great. I saw some friends that I haven’t seen in a while that came from a school back home and I also made some new friends. The speakers that were there were great and the workshops they had showed us some new leadership skills. The camp left a happy feeling in me and I would definitely go again since I loved it.”

Read more about Melanie’s Wishbone Campaign. #wishbone #NTLP2016 #NTLPNorCal

With help from Wishbone.org, Marco attended our Program this year in Northern California!

“Woo! What an experience with people of different interests, backgrounds, and hearts. Sure was a doozy.
Enjoyed the people I met, I can say that for sure. The people were definitely an interesting bunch with hearts that were constantly wanting to improve.”

Read more on Marco’s journey to NTLP! #wishbone #NTLP2016 #NTLPNorCal

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A note to our dedicated staff from our Executive Director, Jennifer Lopez:

Wow! What a summer! We just wrapped up 4 events in the last two months: CampUs at UCLA (partnering with After-School All-Stars, Los Angeles), our Southern California Program at Chapman University, Northern California Program at Sacramento State, and a Freshmen Orientation at Lennox Mathematics Science And Technology Academy!

I would like to take a moment to send out a huge thank you to all of our staff. This summer was a huge success because of you! Your dedication and desire to positively impact cthe lives of teens is inspiring. You are the heart of NTLP and the reason this summer was so amazing!

Together in just 7 short weeks, we empowered, educated, motivated and inspired 678 teens to discover and maximize their unique leadership potential and to embrace the diversity and equal value of everyone. In short, we lived and breathed our Mission Statement. I am proud to call you my friends and colleagues and truly love you all so much. United we are changing the world!

Please forgive me if anyone has been left off this list! I believe we included everyone. I apologize if your name has been omitted in error! Thank you to:

CampUs Staff: Mark Miller, Fredy Ramirez Jr., Jasmine “Jazzy” Hernandez, Katie Brown, Eugene Canotal, Jennifer Zehenni, Vanessa Englund, and Edgar Wong-Chen

Chapman University Camp: Laura Segura, Ashley Morosky, Citlalli Contreras, Dimi Hernandez, Mia Silva, Mark Miller, John Reuter, Daniel Ramiro, Felicitas NV, Fredy Ramirez Jr., Juan Lepe, JR Fujita, Sophia Coria, Maryanne Tongko, Lauren Nygard, Katie Brown, Jerome Abaya, Derlin Hsu, Jeremy Chafatinos, Alejandra Juarez, Nancy L. Yarahuan, Christy Seymour, Adam Cetin, Trenton Hyatt, Steven Takeuchi, Ashleigh Cook, Aylene Hallerbach, Bekah Jaynes, Jennifer Louie-Abernathy, Stephen Abernathy, Christine Nguyen, Kyren McKinnie, U-Wen Kok, Taylor Moore, and Judy Diaz Nungaray

Sacramento State University Camp: Laura Segura, Ashley Morosky, Tyler Scholz, Zac Parenti, Danny Sovenski, Dimi Hernandez, Payton Bogges-Freitas, Gaelyn Walche, Elliott Abdullah, Andrew Bassett, Marco Antonio Sanchez, Jason T Kabanuck, Jordan Wilcox, William Mccrary, John Reuter, Fredy Ramirez, Ameshah Prabaharan, JR Fujita, Sophia Coria, Lauren Nygard, Jazzy Hernandez, Celexsy Stout Adame, Lina Maria Centeno, Malou Bayog, Katie Brown, Jerome Abaya, Derlin Hsu, Brian Yu, Jeremy Chafatinos, Eugene Canotal, Adrian Perryman, Christy Seymour, Travis Scholz, Trenton Hyatt, William Rosensteel, Robin Viray, Ashleigh Cook, Kyle Tham, Rose Marie Saylor, Brandon Huang, Sofie Suttles, Kyren McKinnie, Ryan Carleton, Dina Wilcox, and Taylor Ward

Lennox Freshman Orientation: Laura Segura, Danny Sovenski, Dimi Hernandez, Mark Miller, John Reuter, Fredy Ramirez, Jazzy Hernandez Zogas, Jeremy Chafatinos, Ashleigh Cook, Aylene Hallerbach, Kyren McKinnie, Jennifer Zehenni, and Sierra Lamy

And of course, thank you to all of our sponsors, partners & supporters! We couldn’t have reached over 1300 students this year so far without you!

If you have any questions about our program or want to be involved, please let us know! We always have volunteer opportunities available.

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In honor of our Founder, Laura Segura, and her 22+ years of dedication to the National Teen Leadership Program, our organization established the Laura Segura Camp Scholarship Fund in 2014 to send students in need of financial assistance to our three-day program. We have worked tirelessly with our community partners and supporters to raise money for our Scholarship Fund to provide help with the camp’s program fee.

The application window has officially begun and you have until June 15, 2016 to apply. Please read more about the Camp Scholarship and apply today.

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Alumni Spotlight

We like featuring an NTLP alumni so you can see what he/she is doing to change the world! Some of our alumni were recipients of Special Awards presented to them at our three day leadership camps for their efforts in extra-curricular activities, volunteerism and education. Others were acknowledged as Ambassadors by their fellow camp attendees for making it their personal mission to help their peers get the most out of three day weekend.

Reagan Wineman

Reagan Wineman

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
High School: Righetti High School
Current Job: Student/NTLPCorps Fellow
Year(s) Attending NTLP: Nor-Cal 2015

Our corp fellows recipient Reagan Wineman just put on a concert to help raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention, and was just featured in the Santa Maria Times.

Santa Maria Times
Righetti student puts together concert to raise awareness for mental health, suicide prevention

By: Gina Kim – May 13, 2016

Link to original article: Santa Maria Times

It was the tragic loss last summer of [Name removed for confidentiality], a popular Righetti High School teacher and her mentor, that inspired 16-year-old Reagan Wineman to put together a concert to raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention.

[Name removed for confidentiality], a resident of Arroyo Grande, had taught sophomore honors English and Advanced Placement Literature at Righetti High School since 2009. She died in August in Ashland, Oregon.

For the last several months, Wineman, a junior at Righetti, has been meticulously planning the Concert 4 Life set for 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the on-campus Greek Theater.

The concert itself is to not only commemorate those whose lives were lost to suicide, but also to allow community members afflicted with mental health issues and battling depression to receive the help they need, she said.

“I wanted to spread more awareness because people need to understand that this truly is a mental illness issue – it’s something out of their control,” Wineman said. “This concert is to show them how they can receive help and how we as a community can help them receive help.”

The lineup for the free concert includes The Royal Suns, Pancho and the Wizards and King Cole, who will perform half-hour sets.

Between each set, various speakers and counselors will present resources available at the school for those who need help.

A variety of booths will be set up at the concert by local government agencies and nonprofit organizations, including the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, National Alliance on Mental Illness and Transitions – Mental Health Association.

The school’s To Write Love on Her Arms organization will hand out water and sell bracelets, and the FFA program will sell tri-tip sandwiches.

“It’ll be really fun, with lots of good music,” Wineman said. “And I hope people can take away the meaning of the event – which is to realize that there are so many surrounding people who are affected every day.”

The origin of the concert can be traced to Wineman’s trip to the National Teen Leadership Program conference in Sacramento last summer.

[Name removed for confidently] was the one who sent Wineman and funded her trip.

Wineman was selected to attend the conference and represent a school from the Southern California region in addition to submitting a community project for the NTLPCorps Fellows Program scholarship.

“The conference changed me,” Wineman said.

As part of the scholarship program, students submitted projects created under the guidance of advisers and mentors who helped complete them.

The program gave students the opportunity to integrate skills learned from the leadership program and use them to create a service project that would directly impact their communities.

Wineman said she set her sights on something she knew affected many people in her life – suicide and mental illness.

It was her Concert 4 Life project that helped her be one of the two students who won the NTLPCorps Fellows scholarship.

“I know so many people around me afflicted with depression,” Wineman said. “I chose to base my project on suicide awareness, because I feel like a lot of people may not realize how serious the situation is.”

Link to original article: Santa Maria Times

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National Teen Leadership Program’s 2016 Gala Supporters

Thank you to the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova and Battea – Class Action Services for becoming a gracious sponsor of our Gala! And thank you to all our contributors listed below. With their support, we plan to make our Gala a success in raising money for The Laura Segura Scholarship Fund and our new after-school program as well as our NTLPCorps Fellows Program. Learn more about our programs now!

We greatly appreciate everyone’s contribution and hope to see you at our March 5th event. Please visit our website to purchase your tickets today! If you’re interested in our Sponsorship Opportunities, please go to our Sponsorship Opportunities page.

Purchase your ticket(s) via Eventbrite. Tickets are $75 per person online and $95 per person at the door. We’re offering a special rate of $65 per person for NTLP Alumni.

Presenting Sponsor

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$1,000 – High Roller – Laura Segura Scholarship Fund Donor

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$500 – Royal Flush – Premium Area Sponsor

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  • U-Wen Kok, NTLP Board Member

    $450 – Ace of Spades – Table Sponsor

    Supporting Partners

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    Contributing Sponsors

  • A Night in Monte Carlo – 2nd Annual Gala – Support Level Opportunities

    Thank you to the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova and Battea – Class Action Services for becoming a gracious sponsor of our Gala! And thank you to all our contributors.
    We appreciate your consideration and your interest in supporting our 2nd Annual Gala – A Night in Monte Carlo! The Support Levels are listed below. If you’re interested in supporting our event or purchasing individual tickets to the Gala, please visit our Gala page.

    Your donation will be credited to The Laura Segura Camp Scholarship Fund, which provides funds to send students from low-income families as well as military dependents to our amazing leadership camps at little or no cost, and The Laura Segura College Scholarship Fund, which awards two Corps Fellows participants with a $2,500 college scholarship upon the successful completion of a community service based project.

    Scholarship and Gala Support Levels – A Night in Monte Carlo Casino Night

    $1,000 – High Roller – Laura Segura Scholarship Fund Donor
    • Prominent banner and special public recognition throughout event
    • Full page advertisement in Gala Program, plus name and logo on the NTLP website
    • Press release in all media, plus listing in all promotional materials for the Gala
    • Four tickets to Gala, including dinner, dancing, entertainment and Silent Auction
    $500 – Royal Flush – Premium Area Sponsor
    • Prominent banner at one of the following locations (Donors choice, first come/first serve): Bar – Silent Auction – Dessert Table – Welcome Table – Alumni Memory Display
    • ½ page advertisement in Gala Program, plus name recognition on website and all promotional materials
    • Two tickets to Gala, including dinner, dancing, entertainment and Silent Auction
    $450 – Ace of Spades – Table Sponsor
    • Prominent notation at table
    • ¼ page advertisement in Gala Program
    • Name recognition on NTLP website and listing in all promotional materials for the Gala
    • Two tickets to Gala, including dinner, dancing, entertainment and Silent Auction
    • Additional seats at table will be donated to attending alumni who could not otherwise afford to attend

    A Night in Monte Carlo

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