Jordan Goldstein, a fifth-grade student at Blanton Elementary in Lantana, was one of 35 students selected from across the state to participate in the Lone Star Leadership Academy during Spring Break, March 15 to 19, in Fort Worth.
Goldstein joined other distinguished students in a weeklong program designed to build leadership skills and teach children about Texas. The purpose of the program is to show students how their classroom learning relates to historical, political, environmental and scientific sites across the state.
Students participating in the Leadership Academy visited the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and many other important points of interest across North Texas. Goldstein and his program classmates discussed what they learned, completed problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercised creativity, and practiced presentation skills in leadership groups.
All students were chosen to participate based on an educator’s recommendation as well as demonstrated academic success and leadership ability and involvement in school and community activities. The event was sponsored by Education in Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young Texans to become informed and active leaders in their communities.