Senior Charles Jackson III received a Certificate of Achievement and Team Leadership awards for participating in the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) Business Innovation program at Stanford University from July 27 through August 3, 2014. In the program, high school students explore business professions through an interactive curriculum and role-playing exercises that put them directly in the board room and challenge them to make critical day-to-day decisions like CEOs.
"It was the perfect opportunity, academically and socially," said Charles. "Not only did I get a glimpse of what it takes to interact with professors and peer classmates from around the world in a college setting, but I also had opportunities to learn leadership qualities and get an insider's perspective on a future career."
Charles said the NYLF program mirrors Woodward's rigorous curriculum, mission, and values. "Both push me to grow academically, culturally, and socially, while providing an opportunity to experience a collegiate atmosphere," he said.