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Generation Tomorrow’s Dr. Risha Irvin named to 2018 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

Posted on January 30, 2018

Source: Presidential Leadership Scholars

Generation Tomorrow’s Dr. Risha Irvin named to 2018 Class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

"Today, the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced the 59 Scholars who will form the program’s fourth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson.

The fourth class was selected after a rigorous application and review process. Scholars were selected based on their leadership growth potential and the strength of their personal leadership projects aimed at improving the civic or social good by addressing a problem or need in a community, profession, or organization.

Over the course of several months, Scholars will travel to each participating presidential center to learn from former presidents, key former administration officials, and leading academics. They will study and put into practice varying approaches to leadership, develop a network of peers, and exchange ideas with mentors and others who can help them make an impact in their communities. The program kicks off in Washington, D.C. on February 6.

The latest class joins an active network of 181 Scholars who are applying lessons learned through the program to make a difference in their communities in the U.S. and around the world. Examples of these Scholar-led efforts include providing employment opportunity and mentorship to veterans, combating the opioid epidemic through doctor training and patient care, empowering women with economic opportunity through clean energy in Africa, and deploying much needed resources in the wake of natural disasters."

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