This summer, Livingston’s Madison Hill will join other elementary school students from across the state as they take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience.
The “National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM” program draws aspirational elementary students for six days of learning, where they’ll program robots, train as doctors, and investigate crimes, all while making new friends and building necessary 21st century skills.
The program is held in 19 cities across the country. Hill will participate in the program in Houston.
“NYLF: Pathways to STEM” is one of the Envision family of programs that enables students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholastic and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive collegiate and career landscapes.
Hill, a fourth grader, was nominated to attend the forum by her teacher at French Settlement Elementary. In addition to participating in softball and gymnastics, she is passionate about her school work and has dreams of becoming a teacher.
Hill said she is looking forward to gaining the hands-on experience that the forum provides. She has demonstrated extreme focus on determining her career interests and was awarded the “Envision Career Pioneer Scholarship”.
“As an alumna of Envision, I am excited for Madison to meet, work, and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people, and grow.
“Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. [During the program], students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in the classroom while gaining exposure to STEM fields and concepts.
“They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
For more information on the program, visit www.envisionexperience.com.