Fifty NORDC teens traveled to Washington, D.C. for college tour

The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission's "NORDC" Teen Council recently sent 50 members to Washington, D.C. to visit six different universities through its Chevron Future Leaders Program. During the trip, the teens visited  Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland and the Cocoran College of Art and Design. The teens also had the unique opportunity to tour the White House and the National Mall, visit the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and meet with United States Congressman Cedric Richmond from Louisiana's second district.

"I am thrilled that Chevron once again generously provided such an incredible opportunity for our teens to travel to our nation's capital," said Vic Richard, CEO of NORDC. "This trip is one of Chevron's many community efforts fashioning a better future for our youth, and it was a truly valuable and unforgettable experience for our NORDC teens."

In addition to the annual college tour, the Chevron Future Leaders program offers an array of monthly learning activities and events for select Teen Council members. The program is designed to support skills development and enable early career exploration. In order to participate in the Chevron Future Leaders program and receive rewards, students must continue to meet GPA, school attendance and leadership behavior requirements throughout the school year.

The NORDC Teen Council was designed to empower young people by developing a social growth environment through structured NORDC teen programs. These emerging leaders actively participate in civic and community engagement by designing and implementing city-wide teen programming including recreational events, social action projects and community service.
NORDC Teen Council is open to any youth ages of 12 -17 who reside in Orleans Parish.