Sheeza Shamoon, a sophomore fellow, recently attended the Triangle Youth Leadership Conference. Read on to learn about her wonderful experience there!
What was your favorite part about the Leadership Conference?
I made new friends who were from all different parts of North Carolina. I also loved this workshop where we got to design an app and present it to the group. Our app focused on helping high school students to find mentors online to get help with college preparation. Basically do what counselors would normally do but the mentors would have more time to help us. We also added a feature for different languages which was important for us to include.
I learned to feel more confident about myself and my opinions. You shouldn't be afraid of saying how you feel about a particular thing. If people don't agree with you, you need to explain your view to others. I also learned that it is important to keep up with current events and what is happening around us.
Have you applied anything you learned from the Leadership Conference to your life since attending?
I have shared what I learned there with my friends. I also told them that they need to make sure to take advantage of opportunities like this conference. It helps me learn and grow as a person and be more ready for the real world.