YLA Graduates Give Thanks

YLA Graduates - Give Thanks

‘Tis the season of gratitude and no one says it better than our own Youth Leadership Authority graduates!

“We learned … that sometimes in life, you might fail and that you shouldn’t be frustrated with that. You should move on and use it as an opportunity to learn and do better… I am very thankful for YLA and for your generous donation (Gene Haas Foundation) that helps me become a better leader and a better person.”
~ Noah Chavez, Chaparral High School

“My favorite part of the training was learning to trust…(The Retreat)  made me think more about going into the military or fire department. I really appreciate this opportunity (Dr. Chris Costa & Henderson Fire Department). “
~ Quincy Fisher, Foothill High School

“The training received from (A Safe Place to Land – The Retreat) program was more than I could have asked for. We trained with the Henderson Fire Department, United States Marines, we received Spiritual training, Dale Carnegie training, fitness knowledge, and we learned how to trust others even when it was hard to trust ourselves…thank you Gene Haas Foundation (and all of our donors) for helping make this possible… I have been given tools that can help me… after High school I will be joining the United States Marine Corps.”
~ Zachary Hanley, Pinecrest Academy Cadence

“During the weekend of Youth Leadership Authority’s A Safe Place to Land-The Retreat, I received spiritual, personal, professional, and physical training. This weekend I have learned so much that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. With the things I have learned, I not only plan to hold myself to these principles, but to also be a light for those who do not have the same opportunities as I do. Thank you for serving the youth, and working to develop the strong, future leaders of America. I pray that God would bless you abundantly, and that your days would be filled with joy and love! “
~ Felicia Ricafort, Durango High School

“I learned things about myself I didn’t know…These classes have had a huge impact on my future. I want to be a United States Marine…Thank you again (Anita Treichel) for sponsoring us.”
~River Tokay, Spring Valley High School

“We learned words like courage, compassion, motivation, diligence and so many more. Thank you for your incredible support to help teens like me grow into strong leaders for America’s future.”
~Tony Ricafort, Las Vegas Academy 

“…show you my gratitude for your support, and the great (The Retreat) weekend I had because of the generosity of Derik Parent (Movement Fitness) and his commitment to the community.”      
~ Jose Menendez, Chaparral High School

“I wanted to give my appreciation for allowing me to attend “A Safe Place to Land” last weekend. I hope to be a Marine someday and work on aircraft, and the training I received at “A Safe Place to Land will definitely help me reach that future.”
~ Zander Copeland, Green Valley High School

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