Jose Olivas, a student at San Saba High School, will join a select group of students representing their schools, communities, and country as People to People student leaders. Olivas has been accepted into the People to People Leadership Summit in Harvard University - Boston, Massachusetts, June 28 - July 4, 2009. All students accepted into a People to People program must meet rigorous academic and leadership requirements. Olivas was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.
The People to People Leadership Summits bring together outstanding student leaders from around the globe to focus on leadership, team building, community service, college admissions, and professional aspirations. Students work on an action plan to make a difference in their communities, develop skills to help them lead tomorrow's world, and build their college resumes, while earning academic or service-learning credit.
Participants also gain insights to guide their educational and professional careers, and benefit from a strong focus on college admissions. Through workshops, presentations, excursions and discussions, student leaders attain a clear advantage as they pursue and fine-tune their selected fields of interest. Students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions officers and gain valuable advice for navigating the college application process. In some locations, students will be able to tour several area universities.
The 2009 People to People Leadership Summits will convene at Columbia University; George Washington University; Johns Hopkins University; Harvard University; Stanford University; and University of California, Los Angeles.
The program is coordinated by People to People Ambassador Programs to fulfill the vision President Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship when he founded People to People during his presidency in 1956. For additional information please visit www.lsleaders.org.