Living Leadership
National Teen Leadership Program

June/July 2020 Edition, E–Newsletter

Living Leadership is a bi-monthly newsletter by NTLP highlighting Alumni's

success, upcoming events that NTLP will be hosting,

and other leadership development opportunities of interest.
August 5th to September 2nd
Learn More About Web Series
July 24th
To support our parents, we’re hosting a Parent Support Call – How to Support your Teen to be a Leader in Uncertain Times. This group call will be led and moderated by one of our own Advisory Board Members, Katie McManus, a certified leadership coach and trainer. This free event will be hosted on Friday, July 24th at 1pm PT.
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Ameshah Prabaharan
Meet NTLP alumna Ameshah Prabaharan! Ameshah first heard about NTLP while volunteering for a non-profit called Hands4Hope. She attended her first camp in 2012, and had no idea what to expect. She imagined a typical leadership workshop experience, but her first camp turned out to be so much more than that. She says that the “weekend had been so transformational, it opened me up to awareness that I hadn’t known. We [the participants] all went in as strangers, but at the end of the weekend I became so comfortable going up to new people. I made so many close friends. When I went home I knew I wasn't going home alone, I was going back with mob of support.” Ameshah returned as a participant for several more years, saying that for her camp had become a “yearly refresher of feeling motivated and remembering my power to make positive change.” 

Ameshah’s love of being a participant inspired her to join the NTLP volunteer staff team in 2016. She was curious to “see what it was like from the other side” and impact participants who were experiencing camp just as she had. Ameshah has staffed multiple camps, she says she continues to return to staff because she “values the impact that we [NTLP] could create on other youth.” Over the years Ameshah has been an inspiring member of the NTLP staff family, bringing her positive energy and passion to every camp she attends. 

When asked how NTLP has impacted her, Ameshah claims that our program has helped her develop personally and professionally. The mock interviews as a participant allowed her to develop strong interviewing skills for the workplace. She says that her experiences both as a participant and as a staff member “helped me form meaningful relationships and start meaningful conversations” and “taught me how to help others feel empowered.” Ameshah’s words of wisdom about leadership are “Part of being a leader is knowing when to step up and when to step back and let others lead.”

Ameshah graduated from the University of San Francisco with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She currently works at the UCSF cancer center where she helps patients with aggressive metastatic disease get access to investigational chemotherapy. She also has worked with foster animals and is currently fostering a rescue dog named Sahara. Ameshah’s advice for teens right now is: “Really try to put aside the shame and doubt about what others think of you and voice your passions, speak up about what you want to see changed. Even though we’re in a pandemic, there are ways to help other people and get involved.” We at NTLP are so honored to have Ameshah as an alumna of our program and as a leader in our world!
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Updates, Resources & Connecting
Find out about the latest happenings, resources for both Parents & Teens, and learn how to support your community and the National Teen Leadership Program. Watch the recording from our Town Hall.

Thank you to all the attendees for spending the evening with us. And a special thank you to our new monthly Torchbearer, Jorge Chen, as well as to the donors who donated during the evening’s event. We raised $295! Thank you, Stephen Abernathy, Edgar Wong-Chen, Katy Nowlin, Christina Juarez, and Howard Cheng. We appreciate the support!

NTLP Torchbearers are alumni, staff, parents, and other friends of NTLP who have come together to ensure NTLP thrives and grows year-round. To this end, Torchbearers commit to a monthly donation to help support NTLP’s youth development programs.
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Bacon Cook-off and 28th Anniversary Celebration Cancelled
Unfortunately with the COVID-19 pandemic, NTLP has also decided to cancel all our in-person fundraising events for the year, including our 2nd Annual Karaoke Dinner, 10th Annual Bacon Cook-off, and our 28th Anniversary Fundraising Gala originally planned for September. We are disappointed we are unable to host the Gala, our largest fundraising event of the year, where we celebrate our accomplishments with many familiar faces and make new friends.
We encourage you to support our fundraising efforts as we plan virtual events in the coming weeks. Our ability to fundraise is critical as it enables us to further our vision to develop the leader within every teen and support their leadership development and mental well-being – particularly in this challenging time.
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Be leaders in your own homes and communities and stay mindful of healthy habits. Keep up to date with the latest information from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), local public health officials, and the WHO (World Health Organization)

Take this moment help others while staying safe. Make a care package for a struggling family in need, text or call to check in on an elderly neighbor, or create and send greeting cards to our troops!
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