NORD Teens from the Chevron Future Leaders Program Travel to North Carolina for Annual College Tour
posted Aug 1, 2017
The New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission’s Teen Council recently sent a group of teens to North Carolina to visit five different universities through its Chevron Future Leaders Program. During the trip, the teens visited UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina A&T, North Carolina State and the Living Arts College. The teens also had the unique opportunity to visit many of the rich historical sites the capital city has to offer and ended the trip with a stop at Carowinds Amusement Park.
In addition to the annual college tour, the Chevron Future Leaders program offers an array of monthly learning activities and events for select Teen Council members. The program is designed to support skills development and enable early career exploration. To participate in the Chevron Future Leaders program and receive rewards, students must continue to meet GPA, school attendance and leadership behavior requirements throughout the school year.
The NORD Teen Council was designed to empower young people by developing a social growth environment through structured NORD teen programs. These emerging leaders actively participate in civic and community engagement by designing and implementing city-wide teen programming including recreational events, social action projects and community service in addition to the annual college tour.
NORD Teen Council is open to any youth ages of 12 -17 who reside in Orleans Parish. For information about joining the Chevron Future Leaders program, or to apply, visit http://nordc.org/activities/teen-programs/.