Giving Teens an Edge in College, Career as SuperFutures Launches Unique Youth Leadership Program at United Nations

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New York teen summer program sharpens college resume. NYC youth conference, August 4-12, features Arun Gandhi, Nickelodeon's Marc Weiner and much more. SuperFutures helps young people develop the global leadership skills they need to succeed in college, career and life.

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As a result, many have led frustrated lives, less fulfilling lives, wondering 'what-if'. That's why SuperFutures is so desperately needed -- to give our youth the opportunity to explore their true passions and turn that into real success.

With parents spending thousands of dollars on college and worried about their teen's preparedness for the working world amid an economic recession, a new organization -- SuperFutures.org -- today launched to help young people develop the global leadership skills they need to succeed in college, career and life.

SuperFutures.org is kicking off with a unique teen summer program -- The Youth Assembly at the United Nations and SuperFutures Youth Leadership Program -- designed to give motivated teens, 14-18 years of age, an opportunity to learn about global issues, hear from world leaders, develop their own projects, and learn vital skills for success in their ventures, jobs and beyond.

"We know more than ever that this is a global world and the students who are part of that are the ones who will be prepared to compete in a tough job climate," said Patrick Sciarratta, Co-Founder of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations and a member of SuperFutures' Advisory Board. "SuperFutures is providing motivated high school students the chance to turn what they learn into action -- into an experience that can make a difference in their college applications, their lives, even in the lives of others."

SuperFutures.org provides motivated high school students with teen leadership experiences that build on their unique personal strengths. The teen summer program teaches critical skills for success that aren't taught in our schools and helps guide teens to find life paths that can also have a positive impact on communities, businesses and families.

"So many professional adults tell me they wish they had known about their career options when they were young," says Laura Flanagan, a New York-based family therapist. "As a result, many have led frustrated lives, less fulfilling lives, wondering 'what-if'. That's why SuperFutures is so desperately needed -- to give our youth the opportunity to explore their true passions and turn that into real success."

SuperFutures has built an impressive Advisory Board including Harvard Business School Professor Lynda Applegate, Bryan Stone of the World Economic Forum and Bob Ghoorah, Silicon Valley general counsel to Ning, which powers the largest number of social networking sites and was started by Netscape Founder Marc Andreesen and Gina Bianchini. It was founded by a nationally known entrepreneur, author, and financial commentator who's appeared on Oprah, CNN, Today and many other programs.

The SuperFutures.org youth leadership program takes place August 4-12, in conjunction with the Youth Assembly at the UN (in its sixth year) and will feature Arun Gandhi, great grandson of Mehatma Gandhi and Director of the MK Gandhi Center for Global Non-Violence; Marc Weiner, host of Nickelodeon's long-running Weinerville, as well as inspirational, youth leadership trainers -- those who focus on the 'next wave' of career success -- and a host of successful social entrepreneurs.

Parents and teens are urged to apply by May 15th for special pricing and to ensure placement, which is limited.

To register or learn more, visit http://www.superfutures.org.

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