Loyola at a Glance
Psychology major chosen for nationwide leadership development program
May 10, 2013
Loyola University New Orleans psychology major Jessiona Bryant is among 150 students selected from more than 500 applications nationwide for a competitive leadership development program led by People For the American Way Foundation. The Young People For fellowship, or YP4, is a yearlong program focused on identifying, engaging and empowering young progressive leaders.
Bryant, a rising senior, will represent Loyola in the program’s regional and national trainings in the upcoming academic year. “While working with YP4, I hope to become a stronger advocate for social justice, improve my leadership skills and make an impact on my community,” Bryant said.
The 2013-14 fellowship class hails from 33 states and is comprised of young people from community colleges, state universities, historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, tribal colleges, liberal arts colleges and Ivy League universities, as well as young people carrying out community work while not in school.
“This class is one of our most diverse and talented yet,” said Joy Lawson, director of YP4. “Each one of our fellows represents the diversity and energy of the millennial generation and has the potential to become a national leader in years to come. We look forward to helping fellows develop the skills they need to make powerful, progressive change on their campuses, in their communities and around the world.”
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