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"CTL gave me the courage to do new things and gave me a new way to look at myself. I saw things in me that I have never saw before. In five years, I want to see CTL in all schools because they provide students with the opportunity to expand themselves. If I could shout one thing for the entire state to hear, it would be 'Be the change you wish to see in the world.'"
Jessica Van | CTL Class of 2012 & 2013 | McKinley High School
"Yes it did help me become a better leader because I found better and easier ways to execute a problem. This program also helped me build speaking skills that I lacked. I would like to see CTL expanded to all the students at my school just so students can see how we can change for the better."
Tiarre Ortiz | CTL Class of 2012 | Pearl City High School
"CTL has showed me how I can change my community it gave me simple steps to aligning my actions with my beliefs. I see myself breaking social barriers."
Star Kaohu-Scorce | CTL Class of 2012 | Nanakuli High School
"I didn’t consider myself as a leader prior to CTL. Before, I looked at myself as a follower rather than a leader. CTL has boosted my confidence as a leader to take actions on things facing our community and to take risks. I believe that I helped McKinley realize that respect is a vital key in building relationships in school."
Liezl Agustin | CTL Class of 2012 & 2013 | McKinley High School
Prior to joining this program, I didn’t step up in being a leader. CTL helped me to become a better leader because now I’m confident in making a decision, and I’m not afraid. I envision myself in the future as someone who people can look up to. My vision for myself as a leader in Hawaii is to one day own a business. In five years, I would like to see CTL as a program in more schools because this program helped me become a better leader."
Macie Remular | CTL Class of 2013 | Pearl City High School
"CTL has shown me and reminded me of the importance of leaders who serve and care deeply for those around them."
Melissa Ardo | CTL Class of 2007 | Iolani High School
"CTL has empowered me both as an individual and as a leader. I have learned the importance of authenticity, empathy, and appreciating various leadership styles as equally valid and powerful."
April Jingco | CTL Class of 2012 | McKinley High School
"CTL has taught me the importance of relationships and that the most important aspect of leadership is collaboration with others. "
Danicole Ramos | CTL Class of 2012 | Kalani High School
"CTL has taught me that the most crucial part of leadership is forming relationships and caring for the other person. Any leader can work 18 hours a day or work until midnight, but only a true leader can empower and encourage all people."
Kenneth V. Go | CTL Class of 2015 | Damien Memorial School
"CTL has given me values and ethics from which to lead by, therefore strengthening my leadership skills."
- Eunica Escalante, CTL Class of 2015