Sydney Briscoe-Curtis (17) Selected to represent De La Salle High School in the Anti-Defamation League’s Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C.
De La Salle Junior Sydney Briscoe-Curtis has been selected to be part of the Anti-Defamation League’s Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission in Washington, D.C. Sydney will join the Anti-Defamation League as part of the Donald R. Mintz Delegation in our nations capitol from Sunday, November 15 through Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
Founded in 1913, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the world’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. ADL developed the National Youth Leadership Mission in 1998. This year’s program will bring together a diverse group of high school juniors from Atlanta, Chicago, Connecticut, Denver, Florida, Los Angeles, New England, New York, New Orleans, Saint Louis, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.
The centerpiece of the Mission will be a visit to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition to dramatically portraying the events of the period, the Museum will provide a backdrop for exploring issues of bigotry and extremism in America today. Participants will hear about their responsibility to educate themselves and others, and will be reminded that they each possess the power – through their actions and behavior – to make a difference in the lives of others.