Our daughter Nadja “Nae” Shumpert has the honor of being selected to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Engineering & Technology program at the University of California, Berkeley. She was selected because of her outstanding academic achievements. Nae has always sought to challenge herself and has taken Advanced Placement classes for most of her school career. We are extremely proud of her because she has continued to excel academically despite being a military brat who’s on her 8th relocation and currently living in the United Kingdom.
She has served as Co-President of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Club, Secretary of Random Acts of Kindness, is involved in her school’s Student-to-Student council and the American Red Cross. She has also received the Presidential Award, Career Technology & Education Award, and the Citizenship Award. Her goal is to pursue a degree in Computer or Mechanical Engineering and this forum will be a tremendous opportunity for her to receive hands on experience and learn engineering principles from some of the greatest minds in Engineering & Technology. This program will span over 8 days and will immerse her in the world of engineering and technology at one of the top-ranked engineering schools.
This program will help develop her with public speaking, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are critical for innovation and success in the engineering field.Any donations will be used to cover the cost of tuition for the program and travel expenses from the UK to the US. Thank you in advance for your support.The Shumpert Family*Update 31 Jan 19*Nadja has also been selected to represent her High School at a 2019 National Student Leadership Conference, held on the campuses of one of the top ranking schools in the country, including: Yale, Northwestern, University of California, Berkely, etc. Attending this conference will help her learn leadership skills to succeed in her future career in Engineering. Nadja will need to secure her spot by the beginning of March so she take advantage of this amazing opportunity.
Upon completion of her chosen program, she will be awarded an academic transcript and letters of recommendation to include in her college applications. Being selected to attend this program at one of these prestigious universities is a honor and privilege. We believe this dream can come true with your support and generosity.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest”. – Benjamin Franklin“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. – Nelson Mandela