About the Owner:Rabi is the last born of her family. She lives with her parents and has 4 elder ones. She has always enjoyed being handy so, learning how to bake came to her easily. She is excited at teh opportunity of a future in catering and is glad that Leadership Initiatives will help make this happen for her.
Jenna Osenbaugh, Project Lead/Fundraising Chair:
Hello, my name is Jenna Osenbaugh and I am a senior at Academy of the Redwoods. I enjoy reading, relaxing and volunteering at a variety of things all over the county.
I am part of a Zoo Interpretation Program and the Leader’s program at Humboldt County’s Teen Court. I am a main teacher in a weekend preschool and tutor in a homeschooling classroom, as well as an inclass American Sign Language aid at a community ASL class. Gardening is a new hobby of mine, with a range of flowers and cacti. I volunteer at events that involve a lot of different abilities : painting faces, food preparations, touring students, taking money/tickets and many other things.
This is the first worldwide program I have started with, but hopefully won’t be the last. My team and I are ready to be the change in a community outside our own.
Alexandra Pena, College Assistance Chair:
My name is Alexandra Pena and I am a sophomore at Academy of the Redwoods. I enjoy reading, looking at scenery, going on hikes and walking on the beach, going to school, and volunteering to make my community a better place.
I am a volunteer and part of the Leader’s Program at Humboldt County Teen Court. I am an assistant for Sunday School at Sacred Heart Church. I am a member of REBAR at Academy of the Redwoods, and I also and the Vice President of The Note to Self Club where we help provide needed students with basic hygiene and school necessities.
I can’t wait to start working with my team to make the world a better place for everyone with this wonderful program and I am very happy I joined this program.
Jack Flyer, Media Chair:
Hello, I am Jack Flyer, I am a coenrolled student at College of the Redwoods and Academy of the Redwoods. I am 14 years old and a Freshman at Academy of the Redwoods. I am currently enrolled in Differential Calculus and Integral Calculus. I guess you could say i’m good at math. I not only enjoy math but I like all of my subjects.
I am live on a ranch in a small town with less than 400 citizens. I have a horse and 40 cows. I am pretty burdened with chores but I make education my number one priority. I have participated in a number of activities for example rodeo and math tutoring. I helped my dad when he was a volunteer firefighter in my town. I enjoy hanging out with my family when I have spare time or just relaxing since the rest of my life is just one big long assignment.
I am very excited to join IBAP, the program seems like it does great things for me and the world. I hope I am able to be a progressive member of AR’s Team.
Madelynn Cox, Nigeria Partnership Chair:
Hi, my name is Madelynn Cox and I am a junior at Academy of the Redwoods. I like to spend my time reading, poetry especially, meeting new people and traveling to new places. I also like to be involved in my school’s community by participating in various clubs and have created my own called the Note to Self Club. The club is dedicated to providing fellow peers in our community with basic everyday necessities.
Like I mentioned, I love meeting new people and trying new things, so I am very excited to expand my horizons and see what I can do to help change communities on a global scale.
Jared Nolen, Special Projects Chair:
My name is Jared Nolen, I am a junior at Academy of the Redwoods. I am hardworking, dedicated and am eager to help out in this wonderful program. A little about me is that I participate in various clubs around my school, and even run my own. I often volunteer at my old elementary school and doing jobs for neighbors and family. I am very excited to take part in this amazing program and am looking forward to help change lives.
1. Leadership Initiatives operates with extremely low overhead: almost every penny you donate goes directly to programming.
2. Every dollar we raise serves two purposes:
In the short term, community leaders create solutions to local problems that maximize existing community resources. In the long term, Leadership Initiatives builds honest, self-reliant generations of leaders who are equipped to empower entire nations.
3. The community development initiatives our students produce results which are completely self-sustaining and which continue compounding and growing with no outside funding.