Founder: Sumera Rokita Nonaka
Sumera Nonaka is a leadership development expert and entrepreneur owning multiple businesses in the United States. As a teen, she was a television personality and Radio talk show host while also modeling for many designers, including the world famous fashion designer Yumi Katsura.

With a burning desire for expanding both personally and professionally, Sumera started the journey to the U.S. and immigrated by herself at the age of 19 against her family’s wishes. With just $2,000 in her pocket and no financial support, that journey set the stage for building a stronger mindset, belief system, and the experience necessary to succeed internationally.

While completing her MBA in Los Angeles, Sumera started her first business in marketing consulting and film production for Japanese companies. Around the same time period she lost 28 friends and family members to the 2011 tsunami earthquake in Japan.

Through the challenges of self-immigration to a new country paired with such devastation, Sumera was inspired to launch charity efforts that supported her home town. She also founded a Global Youth Leadership Program and in 2015 Sumera’s journey led her to Vatican City, Europe where she joined the Royal family of Japan in their visit with the Pope.

To this day, Sumera operates her businesses while traveling internationally to deliver seminars and lectures that help students master ​the Pillars of Effective Leadership as they prepare to serve and engage with their communities and the world.

Sumera’s journey is told through her self-produced documentary titled A Journey Through Tragedy. Her book offers readers inspiration and advice for conflict resolution and leadership development. Through speaking, training, producing and authoring Sumera strives to empower people of all ages to build confidence and be inspired to thrive.

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Youth leadership is part of the youth development process and supports the young person in developing the ability to analyze his or her own strengths and weaknesses, set personal and vocational goals, have the self-esteem, confidence, motivation, and abilities to carry them out.

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Each year we are seeking to expand and grow our leadership program. We're more than welcome to accept corporate and individual sponsors. Help us to grow our youth leadership program. If you would be interested, contact us at info@sumericatv.com 
Obtain the ability to establish support networks that help to create a foundation of resources ensuring better achievement of future goals and aspirations
Effect positive social change through the ability to guide or direct others on a course of positive action
Positively influence the values, opinions and behaviors of others
Serve as an exemplary global role model

An important part of This youth leadership program is seeing the sites around some of our nation’s greatest cities. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of Leadership. 
  • Visualizing personal growth and development
  • Structuring future dreams and goals
  • Presentation skills and body language
  • Motivation and values of a global leader
  • Seminar Lecture Series conducted by guest global leaders
  • Implications of social media: spreading value messages to the world
  • Networking with other volunteer youth leaders in Los Angeles
  • Mr. ​Junki Yoshida from Yoshida Sauce
  • Mr. Terry Hara : LAPD deputy of chief officer
  • Henry Losano : Director of USA Freedom Corps

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