UNCP’s Daniels jumps to UCLA

Aug. 6 – PEMBROKE – Taliyah Daniels, a senior from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, joined students from across the country for LEAP Week – a six-day motivational leadership program held at the University of California , Los Angeles, UCLA, July 17-23.

Daniels was among 250 middle and high school students selected to participate in the residential program designed to equip students with the knowledge, life skills and confidence to achieve higher personal, academic and professional goals.

The program featured celebrity guest speakers including Paula Abdul, Rob Dyrdek, Kevin Olusola, Prince Jackson, Shurick Agapitov and Jason Redman.

“I had such an amazing experience,” said Daniels, a political science student who serves as president of the Student Government Association. “I learned so much about myself and I intend to use what I learned last week in my presidency.

“Throughout the week I learned about personality profiles, how to set goals, the importance of core values, creating a time matrix to learn time management skills, the art of public speaking, networking, how to live a 100 year old lifestyle, the influence of mentors and so much more,” she said.

Daniels received a full scholarship with airfare – worth $2,500 – through Dunamis Development in Fayetteville.

The LEAP week program was designed to help young people identify their goals and develop the essential skills needed to succeed in college and in their careers.

“This experience is one that I will remember forever. I learned so many essential tips and information that I can use to be successful in my studies and my future. I got to meet so many different people from all over the world. experience, I was able to visualize the idea that I want to start a mentorship group for young middle-aged girls to teach them how to be successful and give them tools to be productive young women in society,” Daniels continued. .

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