It was my privilege and honor to serve as a guest speaker for a Leadership Academy & Leadership Training Program hosted by the Triangle Area Telugu Association of NC (TATA). This program was designed for high school students to assist them in developing leadership qualities based on their multi-cultural heritage. This program took place over 5 weekends, and it assisted students with their critical thinking, stress management, communication skills, goal setting, self-discovery, and in understanding and respecting their Indian Heritage in a multicultural society. I’d like to Mr. Ratna Sekhar Garimella for inviting me to speak to this wonderful group of talented and intelligent students, but, more importantly, I would like to thank all of those that established this insightful program which will benefit these young people in the years ahead. They do not realize how lucky and fortunate they are to have the support of parents and a community that will help them reach their highest potential. It was my privilege to present each of the students with a certificate for participating in the program and three of them with $500 scholarships from TATA.