Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 7, 2010
Lead-America.org, a leader in college preparation and youth leadership development programs, held Law & Criminal Justice Career Conferences for high school students in June and July 2010. The summer high school university programs in law and criminal justice were held at Johns Hopkins, Stanford and Fordham universities. Students who attended these programs explored the world of the criminal justice and the legal system through top speakers and hands on workshops – all while getting a taste of college life to come.
The summer high school university programs, focusing on law and criminal justice, featured speakers such as Dr. Melissa Pasquale-Styles, M.D., Medical Examiner, City of New York; Jade Eberts, M.F.S., DNA Unit, Federal Bureau Investigation Laboratory and Michael Chamberlain, J.D., Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice.
Students attending these college based youth leadership development programs participated in activities such as a courthouse briefing at the District of Columbia Superior Court-Moultrie Courthouse, a visit to former federal prison Alcatraz and a stop at the New York Police and Fire Museums. Each of these activities provided participants hands on opportunities to learn the about the history and tenets of law in our country.
“The law and criminal justice youth leadership development programs expose high school students to the way the legal system works. It helps academically motivated students develop an early understanding of what it’s like to investigate, analyze, and prosecute according to the law,” said Dr. Jan Sikorsky, LeadAmerica’s Director of Academics. “Each of our summer high school university programs in law give college bound high school students the opportunity for hands on training and experience needed to grow to their full potential.”
LeadAmerica is the nation's premier youth leadership organization offering college credit programs. Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people to achieve their full potential and to instill in them a sense of purpose, integrity, self confidence and personal responsibility. Through the youth leadership development programs, teens set personal goals for the future and these high school students and young adults become empowered and enabled with knowledge and experience. For the seventh straight year, LeadAmerica has been awarded the seal of approval from the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). A distinction shared by very few.