Bobby Pourier: A Scholar and Leader

Bobby Red Cloud bannerPlease join us in congratulating Bobby Pourier, LCE’s Youth Advisory Board Vice Chair in charge of Educational Programs, for his leadership and for seeking out some amazing opportunities to ensure that he has an educational summer. His accomplishments earned him a top spot on Red Cloud Indian School’s blog earlier this week!

Bobby’s summer agenda includes:

  • Bobby will return to the National Institute of Health for the second year in a row, for eight weeks of a ten-week program  — exploring Parkinson’s disease. Last year, Bobby studied alcohol addiction at the NIH.
  • Bobby received permission to take two weeks off from the NIH program to participate in the Young Global Scholars Program at Yale University, the Science, Policy and Innovation Division, which according to it’s website will emphasize “developing scientific citizenship,” and will teach students “how to effectively translate complex ideas to a non-expert audience and how scientific innovation is shaped by–and makes impacts on–policymakers and businesses, as well as the forces of globalization, development, and markets;” and
  • Bobby will continue to advance his Woksape Wakhuwa Program with LCE (“I Seek Knowledge”), bringing community leaders and scholars to youth across the Reservation, encouraging them to stay in school and to continue learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • He will probably be seen on his skateboard in his free time… if he has any!

213A4460LCE President Maggie Dunne — one of Bobby’s references for the Yale program – -said “Bobby is one of the most thoughtful, talented and self-motivated young people I have met anywhere. Bobby’s desire to improve his own world and the lives of those around him is infectious — he’s a scholar and a true emerging leader.”




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