Jase Pettifurd of Ozark will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the Junior National Young Leaders Conference (JrNYLC) in Washington D.C.
JrNYLC is a program from a group called Envision designed to “enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.”
Pettifurd was nominated to attend the conference by his sixth grade English language arts teacher at Ozark Middle School. Pettifurd dreams of being a writer, but he is also passionate about sports and plays football, basketball, and baseball. Pettifued looks forward to gaining the confidence and skills needed to be successful in high school, college, and the workplace.
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Jase to meet, work, and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “At the Junior National Young Leaders Conference students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in high school, college, and the workplace. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills.