BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – As part of the Bank of America Student Leaders, five Broward County high school juniors and seniors will participate in a week-long trip to Washington D.C. for a leadership summit.
The students will tour Capitol Hill and meet with members of Congress. In addition, the students will take part in a paid summer internship at the YMCA of South Florida.
The five student leaders were selected based on their volunteering and dedication to community oriented programs. They are:
- Shaddi Abdala, a junior at Cooper City High School and chapter president of Best Buddies.
- Carlee Goldberg, a senior at North Broward Preparatory School and founder and president of Live 2 Give and StudentLinks, a program connecting 15,000 students across the country with scholarships and service opportunities.
- Gabriella Carter, a senior at Miramar High School and founder of HOPE, an organization aimed at ending mental health stigmas and youth drug use and violence.
- Rishab Jain, a junior at American Heritage High School and local founder of e-Nable’s Plantation Chapter, an organization providing prosthetic devices to those in need. · Giacomo Natteri, a junior at Everglades High School and executive office board member at his local YMCA.
Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders® program has connected more than 3,000 young adults nationwide with summer employment opportunities and has supported their ongoing commitment to service and leadership in the community.