“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.“
~ John Quincy Adams
LeadUp Lincoln drew my attention and commitment because of its particular focus on empowering our next generation of leaders to become all that they are in realizing their fullest potential. As a native-born Nebraskan, it's awesome to see this great organization take flight in my home state!
Intentional mentorship with youth has shown to transform lives and communities. Lead Up increases and enhances those impactful mentorship experiences that emower these students to create for themselves a bright future, in turn creating vibrant communities.
I do think it is exceedingly important that we invest in education and helping increase diversity in higher education, and therefore increasing diversity into workplaces. Investing in today’s youth to change the future- is one of the most impactful things we can do.
Diversity in business is paramount. Diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, ability, and sexual orientation build stronger businesses by increasing differing perspectives and new ideas. Empowering our students of all backgrounds by imparting business and networking skills and helping them reach academic excellence, improves the quality and diversity of our future workforce.
With three generations of educators in my family, I was taught the value and importance of education from a young age. Lead Up provides the support and direction for our future leaders to find academic success.