Lenape Valley sophomore attends leadership seminars

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:50

    NEWARK-Lenape Valley sophomore Robert Giglio was selected to attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar, held May 27 through the 29, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark. Robert joined more than 200 other young leaders representing many high schools from throughout New Jersey. The leadership seminars bring together a select high school sophomores to interact with distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and other professions to discuss present and future issues. The goal is to provide a stimulating forum for the youth to learn about the free market and the democratic process, while broadening their understanding of their own leadership potential and quest for self-development. Participants are also challenged to return to their communities to perform at least 100 hours of community service within 12 months following the Seminar. Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership was established in 1958 by the popular actor Hugh O'Brian, following a visit to Africa where he was inspired by a meeting with Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who said that the most important thing in education was to teach young people to think for themselves. From that inspiration, and with the support of others who believe in youth and the American dream, O'Brian started the seminars to seek out, recognize, and develop outstanding leadership potential among the nation's youth.