"When you expand your learning beyond the classroom environment, you will learn that you are never too young to dream a new dream that can lead to your full potential."
Lauren A., an alumna of the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Digital Media, Film & Journalism, is a high school junior from Washington state. She is an enthusiastic self-advocate who strives to be the best version of herself. Lauren competes on her school’s swim team, is a member of the Multi-Cultural Student Union and the National Honor Society, works on her school’s student newspaper and regularly volunteers at a local homeless shelter for women and children. She has been recognized for her efforts with the Student Life Award as well as the Christian Spirit Award. Lauren is interested in the areas of television, news, and radio and is considering a career in public speaking, broadcast news, or acting.