Youth Leadership Greater Washington
Every year, LGW welcomes some of the region's most promising high school sophomores and juniors for Youth Leadership Greater Washington (YLGW), a six-month learning experience focused on leadership topics and exploring community issues. As we get ready to recruit the next generation of leaders, YLGW Class of 2017 alum and Centerville High School senior Rithika, looks back on her time in YLGW and shares her thoughts and advice for future YLGW participants.
During the 2016 Fall Kick Off, hosted on October 5 at the historic Anderson House in Dupont Circle, LGW awarded the Maxine R. Baker YLGW Scholarship Award to Oshae Moore, a Youth Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016 graduate and a senior at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA.
Washington, D.C. - On October 5th, Leadership Greater Washington hosted its annual Fall Kick Off at the Anderson House in Dupont Circle. Nearly 250 local business, government, non-profit, and community leaders gathered at the historic venue to kick off the beginning of a new year of community-focused LGW programs and events. The 2016 Fall Kick Off, presented by Total Wine and sponsored by Linder Global Events, brought together members and guests to rekindle old friendships and bridge new connections between regional leaders.
Two promising leaders from the Youth Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2016 joined nearly 200 LGW members - some of the region's top leaders - at the 2016 LGW Annual Meeting to share some some memorable experiences and lessons learned during their program. LGW every year is lucky to have such engaged and forward-thinking students to work with on issues like diversity, social action, public health, leadership and the arts.
Leadership Greater Washington is honored to have a dynamic mother/daughter duo currently participating in both the 2016 Signature and Youth Leadership Greater Washington Programs. Pictured left is Nicole Lynn Lewis, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Generation Hope, a regional nonprofit providing direct sponsorships, one-on-one mentoring, and case management to teen parents pursuing college degrees in the Greater Washington region. Her daughter Nerissa Anderson, right, is a junior at Grace Christian Academy in Waldorf, MD, where she is a teacher's aide and plans to play basketball next year.
Leadership Greater Washington awarded the first-ever Maxine R. Baker YLGW Scholarship Award to Rachana Krishnan at its annual Fall Kick Off event on September 30, 2015 at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC.
The award was established in 2014 with generous resources from LGW Member Maxine B. Baker in honor of her mother, a lifetime educator for the DC Public School District. The award is presented to a bright and promising graduate from the Youth Leadership Greater Washington Program.