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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 […]
Maranda Ward, PhD 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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 home town of Lodi, California. I’m pursuing a […]