"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Chinese
At age 14, I was introduced to a
program called Leadership CONNECTIONS. Today, I am preparing for
graduation from high school and will be attending college in the fall of
2000. A single step four years ago provided direction that has been
coupled with support, guidance, and a network that inspired me to use my
past as a stepping stone to success.
Becoming the 1998-1999 Chair of the
Young Women's Advisory Team not only testing my willingness to become
the best I could be, but provided me numerous opportunities to share
with other young women what I have learned. As I continue my
journey, making CONNECTIONS across the state and nation, I am convinced
that Walt Disney was correct in stating that "All our dreams can come
true if we have the courage to pursue them."
Thank you to the staff of Leadership
CONNECTIONS, the volunteers, mentors, and the North Carolina Council for
Women for the opportunities afforded me during the last four years.
I will continue to give back as you have given me.
To the incoming participants and peers,
I beg of you to continue to move forward and "never give up".