|The LTP participants had an intense five days in Washington, DC.|
Washington, DC. July 7, 2010. This past June 20 to
25, the 10th annual Leadership Training Program (LTP) Internship
Course gathered a group of 14 young men for a
mix of seminars, visits, prayer, and fun.
Most of the
boys were high school students from the DC area, with
one from California. In the evenings, they were joined by
college students, most former LTP participants, from Princeton, Notre Dame,
the University of Virginia, and the Naval Academy.
The boys’ day
started off with morning prayers, meditation, breakfast, and was followed
by an entire day of meetings with various political figures
and business leaders from a wide range of industries. The
boys asked them about their profession, and especially about how
they brought their faith and values to bear on their
Some of the politicians the boys visited included Congressman Devin
Nunes (California), Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (Florida), Senator John McCain (Arizona),
and Yao Charles Koffi, the Ivory Coast’s Ambassador to the
Business leaders included Juan Jose Daboub, managing director of the
World Bank; Jim Clifton from Gallup Poll; Shawn Smeallie from
American Continental Group; Jerry Seib, the WSJ Washington Bureau Chief;
and Dan D’Aniello, of The Carlyle Group.
According to Fr Michael
Sliney, LC, the course helped the boys “see the importance
of moral integrity and spirituality in becoming great leaders.”
|The LTP boys meet Terry Moran of ABC News.|
the course of each day, the boys also had daily
Mass and Rosary, plus some opportunities for fun and relaxation,
with a Nationals game, a pool party and barbecue, and
some time for soccer and basketball games.
Learn more about
the Leadership Training Program at this link.