Alumni

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Alumna Crystalrose Romero
Meet NTLP Alumna Crystalrose Romero! Crystalrose first heard about NTLP during her sophomore year of high school after getting a flyer in the mail about our program. As a member of her school’s student government, she was already interested in leadership, and so she attended our 2001 camp at Chapman […]
Sydney Lau
NTLP Volunteer Sydnie Lau
Meet Sydnie Lau, who first heard about the National Teen Leadership Program from her cousin when she was in high school. Her brother got to participate and shared his experiences with her too. Unfortunately, she did not have a chance to participate as a camper because she had a busy […]
Alumnus Adrian Perryman-Liahut
Say hello to NTLP alumnus Adrian Perryman-Liahut! Adrian first heard about NTLP through his cousin, alumnus Zac Hellwig, who attended camp in 2007. In 2008, Zac invited Adrian to come with him to camp. Adrian says that when he went into his first camp he was rather shy and had […]
Alumna Rae Hert
Rae Hert participated in the Texas camp of NTLP in 2001 and returned to staff in 2003. She says her parents were really excited for her to participate as a student, though she was somewhat reluctant to be away from home, on a college campus, and with a roommate. Once […]
Alumna Vanessa Atkins
Vanessa Atkins was a participant at NTLP in Nor-Cal from 2007 until 2010 and returned to staff starting in 2011. When her mom found information about NTLP in a local catalog, she says she hated the idea of going! She didn’t want to stay overnight in hot Sacramento–she thought she’d […]
Alumna Carla Garcia Bustos
Carla has participated in NTLP’s Habit Masters and Filling Your Cup workshop. She enjoyed both and came away with new knowledge about positive habits and positive self-care. Carla says the Habit Masters workshop helped her learn that the important thing is doing what you can and not feeling down on […]
Alumna Ameshah Prabaharan
Meet NTLP alumna Ameshah Prabaharan! Ameshah first heard about NTLP while volunteering for a non-profit called Hands4Hope. She attended her first camp in 2012 and had no idea what to expect. She imagined a typical leadership workshop experience, but her first camp turned out to be so much more than […]
Alumnus Brandon Alcala
This is Brandon Alcala, a high school senior at Jesuit High School in Sacramento, CA, and an NTLP alum! We took some time to talk last week to check in with him and see how he is doing. Like so many high school seniors, Brandon’s senior year has been derailed […]
Alumna Casey Van Attenhoven
Meet Casey Van Attenhoven, another incredible alumna! When Casey first attended NTLP in 2007, she wasn’t sure what to expect. Casey says “My mom heard about NTLP through a coworker, signed me up, and told me I was going. I knew nothing about it. Before NTLP I was a very […]
Alumnus Jason T. Kabanuck
Jason T. Kabanuck Jason T. Kabanuck is an alumnus of the National Teen Leadership Program. Jason first attended NTLP’s summer camp program in 2012. He heard about NTLP through his high school club, Friday Night Lights, where he worked to provide safe and fun activities for teens to do on […]
Alumna Katie Brown
Meet another amazing NTLP alumna, Katie Brown! Katie Brown first attended a National Teen Leadership Program summer camp in 2006. She heard about the National Teen Leadership Program through her grandfather Larry, who was good friends with the NTLP founder Laura Segura and her husband Sal. During Katie’s first year […]
Alumna Maranda Ward, PhD
Maranda Ward, Ph.D. Dr. Maranda Ward is an alum of NTLP. In a 2019 interview with Maranda, she says, “NTLP was everything to me in high school. It provided me an opportunity to get to know myself.” She adds, “Leadership comes in many forms. One can lead from the middle, […]
Alumnus Jorge Chen
Jorge Chen Jorge Chen, an NTLP alum, is one of the National Winners of the Positive Coaching Alliance 2019 Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap. He was selected from nearly 1,000 nominations nationwide and is 1 of 4 winners to win an all-expenses-paid trip with a guest to California for […]
Alumnus Howard Cheng
Howard Cheng Howard Cheng is an alumnus of NTLP (’98, ’99), and a serial entrepreneur, community advocate, and Marine Corps veteran. His fifteen years of business experience spans from music management, sourcing, and logistics, to international retail-chain management. His latest venture with SmartCreo, Inc., is addressing the need for early […]
Alumnus Justin Knighten
Justin Knighten Congratulations to NTLP alum, Justin Knighten, for being appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to serve as director of strategic communication and external affairs of California Volunteers. We are so proud of you Justin-keep making the world a better place! @gavinnewsom @californiavolunteers #ntlpalum #proud #california #sacramento #congratulations Justin Knighten […]
Alumnus Miguel Sanchez
My name is Miguel Sanchez and I have been a participant at NTLP 5 times, (’15 Socal, ’16 Socal, and Norcal, ’17 Socal and Norcal,) and looking forward to participating in this upcoming summer. I am a Junior in Bell Gardens High School and was first introduced to NTLP […]
Alumnus Ryan Carleton
Hello! My name is Ryan Carleton, and I first attended NTLP in 2006. I never could have imagined the impact that weekend away would have on my life. I currently work as a substitute teacher and coach back in my hometown of Lodi, California. I’m pursuing a […]
Alumnus Daniel Ramiro
I went to Peoria Notre Dame High School in Peoria, IL. I played in the football team and track and field. I graduated from Peoria Notre Dame in 2013. I started my freshman and sophomore years of college at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL. I received […]
Alumna Derlin Hsu
Alumni Spotlight Derlin Hsu Name you’d like me to use: Derlin Hsu (pronounced “Duh-ling Shoo”) Hometown: Sacramento, CA High School: St. Francis High School Job/Current City: Music Therapist, San Diego, CA When/where were your NTLP camps? – Mount St. Mary’s ’99 and ’00 (NorCal) and Chapman University ’02 (SoCal) Who […]
Alumna Michelle Mkhlian
Hi everyone! I am Michelle Mkhlian, and I attended NTLP as a camper from 2014 through 2016 and staffed for the first time at the 2017 camp. When I first became involved in NTLP, I knew it was a program that I wanted to be a part of […]
Alumna Reagan Wineman
Alumni Spotlight 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 […]
Wishbone: An Update from Asela
Alumni Spotlight An Update from Asela September 11, 2015, Her Passion: Science Attending: National Teen Leadership Program 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 […]
Wishbone: An Update from Luis
Alumni Spotlight An Update from Luis September 11, 2015, His Passion: Business Attending: National Teen Leadership Program 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 […]
Wishbone: An Update from Itzel
Alumni Spotlight An Update from Itzel August 31, 2015, Her Passion: Leadership Attending: National Teen Leadership Program 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 […]
Alumnus Cody Shannon
Alumni Spotlight Cody Shannon Cody Shannon is a five-time alumnus of NTLP. He has won the Ambassador Award, a special award given to the students by the students, three times and was a finalist twice. We call it the Ambassador Award because the students who earn this have made […]
Alumna Ashlei DiLorenzo
Alumni Spotlight Ashlei DiLorenzo Hometown: Burbank, CA High School: Providence High School Current Job: Special Education Teacher Year(s) Attending NTLP: So-Cal 2001 and every year throughout high school Ashlei DiLorenzo is an NTLP alumnus, first attending the summer of 2001. Inspired and empowered, Ashlei returned as a camper throughout high […]