The NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy is the only program of its kind held on a university campus. The four-day intensive learning experience teaches kids with Tourette Syndrome about their disorders preparing them for the future at college and beyond. From August 1 to 4, teenagers from as far as California and Puerto Rico took part in the 2019 Academy where the themes of self-empowerment, self-leadership, and resilience were threaded through various roundtable discussions, panels and a sessions.
We could cover a lot of highlights from the Academy, but we wanted to let the participants tell you how they felt!
"I got to attend so many great workshops, and even talk to Tim Howard through a webinar! But the most important takeaway from this year is the importance of friendships with people with Tourette." - Sam
"This is my family. This is my team. They will always have my heart." - Anthony
"Here's to another amazing year of self advocacy!" - Maggie
"I love these people and they mean so much to me." - Jake
'Thank you for the best four years of my life!" - Tara