This summer, Isandro Moreno, of Norman, will join middle school students from across the nation to take part in the unique academic and career-oriented development experience National Youth Leadership Forum-Explore STEM in Denver.
NYLF-Explore STEM is one of the Envision family of programs (envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Isandro, who likes to be called “Izzy” by his friends, is an honor student going into the seventh grade at Alcott Middle School in Norman. He studies viola in the school orchestra and has been a student of mixed martial arts for five years.
Moreno is an avid Marvel comics fan and loves "Star Wars" movies and comics. He lives with his parents, Lila and Heriberto Moreno, sister, Anisa, and dogs Luna and Joya. In his free time, he can be found building with Legos and playing online games with friends. This is his first Envision program, and he is excited to participate.
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for 'Izzy' to meet, work and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, Envision SVP. “Hands down, my favorite part of attending an Envision program was being with motivated students in an environment designed to help us challenge our assumptions, meet new people and grow. Creating that same learning environment is a central focus for all of our programs.
"At NYLF-Explore STEM, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel in high school, college and the workplace. They learn how to adapt to and communicate in new situations, to new challenges and with new people, which, given how rapidly the world is changing due to technology and innovation, are essential skills for success.”
Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in the competitive college and career landscape.