Fort Worth, TX: Peace through innovation
This year marks the 15th year of the International Leadership Academy’s middle school program, Jr. International Leadership Academy (JILA) to be held July 8—12 for students completing grades 6-8. This one-week academy will be held in partnership with the International Newcomer Academy.
College students from Toluca, Mexico will serve as facilitators for the students who will experience cultural presentations and interaction with the university students gaining an international perspective.
As participants, students will be able to:
- Enhance global leadership, communications, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
- Enhance college and career opportunities
- Strengthen global perspectives and appreciation for other cultures
- Learn about citizen diplomacy
“The students will be challenged to improve and refine their leadership skills and learn how diverse cultures can support common goals. It’s a tremendous opportunity for personal growth and prepares these students for a global society,” said Nancy Marchant, JILA Coordinator.
The closing ceremony for JILA will take place at the International Newcomer Academy on July 12 at 5:00 pm and is open to the public. The keynote address will be given by Mayor Betsy Price.