May 18th, 2013 05/18/13 | Community Stories

Young Leaders Prepare for American Adventure

Nine of CCF's young leaders are preparing for the trip of a lifetime. In July, these high school students will be flying to California to attend the Global Youth Leadership Summit. For most, it will be their first time leaving the country. This five-day conference hosted by the Anthony Robbins Foundation attracts teens from all over the world to learn about different styles of leadership through a varied lineup of activities, workshops and speakers. To prepare for the incredible opportunity, the kids meet several times a week to fine-tune their conversational English. During a recent session, they all agreed that they’re eager to glean knowledge from the international crowd. “I will tell [the attendees] about Cambodia and ask them about their countries,” said one of the students. Sre Te concurred. “I hope I can make a lot of friends and learn a lot about how leadership from other countries,” she said. Sytha, meanwhile, hopes to meet her sponsor when she arrives. Another point of agreement between the students: they all want to go to the beach when they arrive in San Diego. They can’t be blamed for wanting to have some fun, as the application process was rigorous. “I had butterflies in my stomach,” a student admitted. Students presented a panel at CCF on different leadership programs to CCF. The presentation was in English, and the panel asked each applicant some tough questions. The confidence, attitude and community work of the applicants were also taken into consideration. Many hours – and some late nights – went into the students’ efforts, but it paid off for this group. They’re now California dreamin’.
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