WNY Sophomore Academy Students Attend NAF Student Conference

Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY – The WNY Regional NAF Advisory Board is hosting its annual NAF Student Conference on Monday, March 19, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, NY.  The Advisory Board is a non-profit entity comprised of directors of local Academies, as well as local business professionals and community leaders who volunteer to support quality education in WNY.  The conference is part of a $25,000 grant recently awarded to the WNY Regional NAF Advisory Board by State Farm Insurance.

NAF (formerly the National Academy Foundation) is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to assist high schools in establishing Academy programs designed to provide students with the skills necessary to be successful in their future academics and careers.  There are currently 12 school districts in Western New York running NAF Academies. They include: Clarence, Depew, Evans, Hamburg, Health Sciences Charter, Lancaster, Lewiston-Porter, Maryvale, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, West Seneca, and Wilson.

The conference provides over 200 sophomore Academy students from around WNY the opportunity to attend sessions in areas such as interviewing skills, social media dos and don’ts, how to use LinkedIn, information networking, and more, in an effort to improve their professional skills.  In addition, local students have the ability to network with like-minded students from around Western New York. The event will conclude with a luncheon.