About the Owner:Shehu Gagare was born in 1984 in the Firo Village. For most of his life, he has worked as a subsistence farmer. He has two wives and seven children. Before opening the fish farm, Shehu was well known and respected for his farming and for being a leader in the community. He saw, both in his own family and in his community, how lack of resources and business knowledge were leading to deficiencies in income and dietary needs. It was through these observations that he developed the idea for a fish farm. He knew that a fish farm could solve both of those problems. In 2008, he joined the Leadership Initiatives Business Creation Program, and saw his dream become a reality a year later. He is proud of the improvements he has made for his family and community, like the eight previously uneducated children who are now attending school. Shehu is forward-thinking, and hopes to expand his fish farm and positive impact into the greater
Allie A., Rising Sophmore
My name is Allie A and I belong to The National Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America and I am the Vice President of my sophomore class. I have attended three other leadership conferences where I furthered my understanding on how to excel my leadership traits and actions.
I volunteer in my community by helping out at my local animal shelter and volunteering with my church for various other community projects. I also help with my local food drive around Thanksgiving time.
I am very thankful that I have been able to attend several Envision conferences over the years and I’m very excited for the next week to come! I am ready to make a difference in any way I can!
Summer F., Rising Sophomore
My name is Summer F. and I am a rising sophomore. I have participated in my schools orchestra program since middle school and have been playing the violin since I was 10. I have also been in gymnastics since I was 3 and still participate in it to this day. I have spoken Spanish since I was 6 as my second language and am currently learning French. This year I was inducted into my school’s Spanish Honor Society and hope to be accepted into French and National honor societies when I apply next year. I have also been in the Dual Language Connecting Worlds program since I was 8. I enjoy learning languages and participating in gymnastics.
Tyler K., Rising Sophomore
My name is Tyler K., and I am going to be a Sophomore next year. At my school I am academically challenged by the curriculum, and volunteer as a co-chair of the Asian American Youth Giving Circle.
I’m in extra-curricular activities including track and field, the engineering club, business, and young investors club. I was in the National Junior Honors Society in middle school also.
My giving circle helps unprivileged Asian groups get help they need in the Houston area. We are comprised of a very diverse group of youth that range from 8 year olds to 15 year olds. We have meetings to vote on who we want to help in our community reaching out constantly.
I’m excited to be at this camp. It’ll be a once in a lifetime experience that’ll give a new insight on giving back.
Zara S., Rising Sophomore
My name is Zara S. I am a rising sophomore and I am currently participating in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. I participate in many sports such as football, soccer, wrestling, basketball, field hockey, tennis, and track. I also play violin. I plan on running for school President and am currently actively participating on my school’s leadership council. In the future I hope to attend Stanford University or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and master in architecture or engineering. I have high hopes for this program and what it will teach me.
Hello, My name is Brock Miles. I am currently a rising senior and I’m extremely hopeful for the finale of my high school career. I challenge myself in academics by taking a plethora of AP, Honors, and above grade classes. I have a sense of pride in myself due to my passion for knowledge. I participate in extracurricular activities such as Green Team, Photography Club and I even dabbled in the chess club for a semester. I enjoy doing these things as much as I enjoy working. I’m employed at Milestones Incorporated which is an executive coaching and consulting firm. I strongly believe that being apart of the GYII program and other envision programs helps me to build strong critical thinking and leadership skills. These skills will help me not just in my job but in life.
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