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2016 Summer Nexus Brochure & Application



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Thank You to Our Summer Nexus Grantors

Betty Knox Foundation

The Right Track Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

David T. Black Memorial Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Vernon D. & Florence E. Roosa Family Foundation Memorial Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

2015 Summer Nexus Class Participants

Session I

Alana Borges Gordon
Miss Porters School

Tina Chatman
Ethel Walker School

Annabella Correa-Maynard
Hall High School

Matthew Davis
Norwich Free Academy

Merideth Ferris
Kingswood Oxford High School

Zachary Forrest
Wethersfield High School

Chloe Francis
Capital Prep Magnet School

Morgan Heath
Glastonbury High School

Samarth Menta
Glastonbury High School

Will Moustakakis
Northwest Catholic High School

Hannah Ortiz
Walnut Hill School

Evan Rabinowitz
Simsbury High School

Gary Simons
Westminster School

Kyra Spencer
Classical Magnet School

Brian Tchedly
Bulkeley High School

Tayhlor Williams
Peddie School


Session II

Omar Ahmed
Farmington High School

Haley Balogh
The Loomis Chaffe School

Hassaun Chapmin
Manchester High School

Kayla Crucetts
Farmington High School

Nicholas Furlow
Pathways Academy of Technology

Taylor Green
Newington High School

Mercedes Green
Bulkeley High School

Isaac Guzman
The Loomis Chaffe School

Tanajah Harris
A.I. Prince Technical High School

Kiran Nazario
Windsor High School

Mary Pipkin
High School Inc.

Brianna Rivera
Bloomfield High School

Jonathan Rivera
A.I. Prince Technical High School

Roselyn Terrazos-Moreno
Newington High School

Syruss Torres
Capital Prep Magnatory School

Madison Tufi
Cheney Technical School

Emily Wogelius
Miss Porter's School

Myles Woodward
Bloomfield High School


Tianna Edwards, (Summer Nexus 2013, 2014 Polaris Award Winner, Ted Carroll Scholarship Recipient) Freshman at the University of Massachussets Dartmouth, reflects on the impact of her Summer Nexus experience:




  • Make an impact through a community service project that you will choose, plan, and implement
  • Make new friends from different schools and diverse backgrounds
  • Meet and speak with community leaders including top city, corporate, and nonprofit professionals, in small intimate group settings
  • Challenge yourself mentally and socially through meaningful workshops and activities
  • Strengthen your leadership skills by incorporating  your week-long learning into implementing a real-world community service project
  • Have fun participating in team-building activities, community tours, and giving back to the community
  • Enhance your resume

Summer Nexus is a leadership development program unlike any other. Summer Nexus does more than teach leadership skills through a robust, fun, and interactive curriculum, it also shows you how to apply these skills in a real-world environment. For the past eight years our student participants have:


  • Remained active and engaged as leaders in their communities
  • Drawn on their Summer Nexus experience to complete college applications and resumes
  • Been admitted to prestigious universities and colleges
  • Stayed connected to each other and to Leadership Greater Hartford long after program completion