Faith Alaniz, a student in the TRIO Upward Bound program at Caldwell High School, was selected to be a 2017 HERlead Fellow. The application was open to all young women who are in the 10th or 11th grade at a high school in the United States, and Faith was 1 of only 30 to be selected.
Faith will have the opportunity to attend, all expenses paid, the upcoming HERlead Leadership Forum. Here is a description:
A four-day Forum hosted in ANN’s hometown of New York City in June 2017 where Fellows are able to connect with a powerful network of ANN executives and global women leaders from business, politics, entertainment and the media to cultivate their own leadership abilities. During the Forum, Fellows are introduced to unique leadership and communications trainings, presentations on real-world solutions for social change, mentorship opportunities, and the chance to learn about their personal style to help them put their best selves forward every day.
Several of you participated in one of our book club meetings this past year. In Faith's application to be a HERlead Fellow, she was asked to propose a project that would benefit her community. Faith wrote about expanding the book club idea into a one-day leadership conference for young women in Caldwell. After taking part in the forum, she will be eligible to write for a grant of up to $2,000 to help fund her project.
Thank you for allowing me to share. I am very proud of Faith, and excited for her to have this opportunity.
Educational Specialist-Caldwell High School
Boise State University
TRIO Upward Bound