Student Participates in Youth Leadership Forum

Nicole Corsi Participates in Envision’s National Youth Leadership Forum:
Smithfield, RI – This summer, Nicole Corsi from Smithfield, Rhode Island joined outstanding high school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career oriented development experience, the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine, which took place on the campus of Tufts University.
NYLF Medicine is one of the Envision family of programs (www.envisionexperience.com) that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.
Nicole is the daughter of Dr. John & Cheryl Corsi, of Smithfield and was nominated to represent La Salle Academy for the 2019 National Youth Leadership Forum. She is a First Honors with Distinction student and will be starting her junior year this September. Nicole is planning to continue her education in Pediatric Medicine. In addition, she is a member of the Marie K. Jennison School of Dance and the Excite Dance Company. She is also an active member of St. Philip Parish, the Youth Ministry Program and LaSalle Scholars.
“As an alumna of Envision myself, I am excited for Nicole to meet, work, and collaborate with other high-aspiring students from across the country and the globe,” said Amanda Freitag Thomas, SVP and GM for Envision. “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 the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF): Medicine, students build the confidence and skills needed to excel at college and in 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 today’s competitive college and career landscape.

Nicole reflected on the experience: "Overall, my Envision experience was something truly life changing.  Before attending NYLF Medicine, I questioned whether or not the medical field was the right fit for me.  However, the second I walked into the program, I realized that medicine is exactly what I want to do.  My experience at this camp taught me both medical skills and social skills. I learned that medicine is a team sport, and this process helped me to work on my social skills and interactions with others.  I figured out that medicine is complex, and it often takes many doctors and nurses to get the job done.  However, my favorite part of this experience was the hands on simulations.  I got to perform so many small operations including drawing blood, suturing, CPR, and much more. Because of all the new information and experiences I was able to gather, I will be able to grow even more during my two remaining years at LaSalle Academy and my future college years.    NYLF Medicine was truly something I am extremely grateful for, and will never forget."