Lucia Fernandez On Her Experience At The Youth Action Forum
The Action Forum this summer was very meaningful and inspiring. Through conversation, I was reminded of what it means to be a fearless leader. Hearing kids speak from all over the world was eye-opening and exciting, and I was reminded of why I love to learn. The important discussions allowed us, as youth, to express our opinions, and feel like they matter. The Action Forum reminded me that even though we are kids, the world is just waiting for us to make a difference.
I learned that to be a leader, you don’t have to fit into a specific box. To be a fearless leader doesn’t mean that you’re not scared. It just means that you must have the ability to believe in yourself. I also learned how important it is to listen to what others have to say, even if it’s completely different from the way you think. The Action Forum impacted me beyond this summer because now I have some friends for life, a place where I know my ideas won’t be ignored, and the belief that I myself can be a fearless leader.
Lucia Fernandez, 15
Atlanta, GA, USA
2018 Youth Participant
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