As a student
Over 17 years ago, I attended my first TeenPact State Class at the Florida Capitol. As a 12-year-old student, I was not of age for the Four Day Class so, with the help of my mom, I wrote a letter requesting a waiver to attend the class. A few weeks before the class, I broke my arm and remember lying in the emergency room, asking my mom if I could still go to TeenPact. At that point, I had no idea of the impact TeenPact would have on my life.
As a leader
I am convinced TeenPact prepared me for life more than any other education I have received. When you place someone in challenging situations with proper support, growth is experienced in exponential ways. TeenPact has perfected this formula for growing leaders in a way I have not seen elsewhere. Throughout my career, I have faced many challenging circumstances from business crises to major interpersonal issues at work. I have seen many co-workers struggle greatly. However, the character, leadership, and interpersonal skills I learned through TeenPact have enabled me to successfully manage these difficult situations, provide leadership, and produce tangible results for my company. Additionally, some of my deepest friendships were formed through TeenPact.