2011 Youth Leadership Summit


Leading the Way:

2011 Youth Leadership Summit for Math & Science

On October 2011, we held our second annual Leading the Way: Youth Leadership Summit, at the Edwards Lifesciences Worldwide Headquarters.  With over 150 students, parents and community leaders in attendance, the event provided an opportunity for students to learn about the importance of STEM education, preparation for college and careers, and attend focus groups lead by business and education leaders throughout the region.  Some of our partners included Wells Fargo, Ingram Micro, Princeton Review, The Boeing Company, OC STEM, Orange County Business Council, Edwards Lifesciences, and the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The third annual Youth Leadership Summit will be held on October 20 and hosted by our partner Edwards Lifesciences.

Hear what some of the students had to say about their Youth Leadership Summit experience:

“The summit inspired me to pursue a career in math and science and take chances in these fields. I am interested in attending the summit next year and attending more events like this. Thank you!”
—10th grade Student, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

“The Youth Leadership Summit was very informative. I recommend every student that has questions about a future job come to this event!”
—>10th grade student, Brea Olinda High School

“This was a great learning experience. It opened a lot of new opportunities for me and the speakers gave me great advice.”
—11th grade student, San Juan Hills High School

“Thank you for allowing me and the other students in attendance to learn in order for us to truly grow into the future of our world.”
—12th grade student, Santa Margarita Catholic High School