Thank you, thank you!

The TORCH Closing Ceremony & Nonprofit Expo was held on Tuesday, July 25, 2023!

Celebrating Leadership & Community Impact: Join Us in Uplifting Future Leaders and Community Organizations Making a Difference

The Torch Leadership Academy is thrilled to hold a yearly Closing Ceremony and Nonprofit Expo. This event marks the successful completion of our unique 4-day program, where we have empowered high school students in New Jersey to understand today's global complexities and the significance of sustainable leadership for positive social change.

2023 Nonprofit Expo

Thank you to the following organizations who participated in our 2023 Nonprofit Expo:

Photo by Jim Patten

Guest Speaker

Christine Girtain 2022-2023 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year

Support Our Work

If you were unable to attend, you can still show your support by making a donation via the PayPal Giving Fund ( or Venmo (@TorchLeadershipAcademy). Your contribution will fund our volunteer staff and program expenses, ensuring we can continue to offer this vital experience to our students free of charge.
To learn more about our future goals or to become a part of our journey, please reach out to Bryan O’Donnell at or call/WhatsApp at 609-300-6397.
We're looking forward to celebrating with you and acknowledging our shared commitment to developing future leaders with a deep understanding of environmental stewardship and social impact. 

Thank you for a successful TORCH 2023!