FUTURES Graduates 39 from its Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools graduated 39 high school juniors on Tuesday, April 16, from its 31st annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Program which develops young leaders for our community. The students, representing all 10 area public high schools, participated in five day-long seminars coordinated by community leaders. Each seminar is designed to familiarize the students with different aspects and services in Volusia County and to develop leadership skills.
Included in the program were lectures, discussions and tours of various businesses and governmental facilities. Seminar subjects included: criminal justice and the court system; economic development and manufacturing; the Arts; education and governmental systems; leadership, diversity and ethics; and health care and social services. Tour sites and partners included Atlantic Center for the Arts, Bob’s Space Racers, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Halifax Health Medical Center, Halifax Urban Ministries’ Hope Place, Houligan’s Spirited Sports Grille in Port Orange, Public Defender’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, Seventh Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Raul Zambrano and Circuit Judge Leah Case, S. James Foxman Justice Center, Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare’s Residential Adolescent Program, Volusia County Branch Jail, historic Volusia County Courthouse, Volusia County Council & government, Volusia Supervisor of Elections Lisa Lewis and the Elections Department, and the Volusia County School District and its DeLand Administrative Complex.
Through the seminars, panel discussions and study groups, these 39 high school juniors were challenged to expand their awareness of the inter-relationships and complexities of our community. Seminar and lunch sponsors included Halifax Health, Houligan’s Spirited Sports Grille, Jersey Mike’s Daytona, Publix, Rosaria Upchurch, Ph.D., LMFT, and Ida D. Wright.
2019 Tomorrow’s Leaders graduates are:
Atlantic High School
DeLand High School
Deltona High School
Sahillyann Velez Kercado
Mainland High School
New Smyrna Beach High School
Pine Ridge High School
Seabreeze High School
Spruce Creek High School
T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High School
University High School
Applications for FUTURES' 2019-2020 Tomorrow's Leaders Program will be available the first week of the new 2019-20 school year from high school principals' offices.
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