This summer, TyLa’Jha Robinson (daughter of Janeshia and Tyler Robinson) from Greenwood, SC will join outstanding elementary school students from across the state to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Pathways to STEM, taking place in Spartanburg, SC at Converse College.
NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
TyLa’Jha was nominated by Mrs. Denise Brown at Springfield Elementary School. She has always excelled in all subjects; with math and writing being her favorite. She is always so eager to learn and is enthusiastic about education. She is also very creative and artistic; always deep into arts and crafts during free time. At the young age of ten, she is passionate about the environment and recycling. She is a member of GATAS (under the directive of Mrs. Glawe) and has been accepted into the STEMS Magnet School for the 2019-2020 school year! She has dreams of attending Duke University and major in engineering.
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for TyLa’Jha to meet, work, and collaborate with fellow high-aspiring students from other cities and schools,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP for Envision. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people, and grow. Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs. At NYLF Pathways to STEM, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in the classroom while gaining exposure to STEM fields and concepts. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges, and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.