Future Leaders impress in Atlanta
A seven-strong group of schoolchildren have attended an international leadership programme at a school in Atlanta.
The pupils, from the 2018 Future Leaders programme, spent three weeks at the Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship event at Brandon Hall School.
They were taught new skills based on the United Nations' sustainable development goals.
Future Leaders who attended were Dequan Trott from CedarBridge Academy, Jaiden Furbert-Jacobs and N'Zahrie Thomas from Berkeley Institute, NaDae Ingham from TN Tatem and Onuri Smith, Marley Todd and McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett from Warwick Academy.
McKenzie-Kohl said: “For most of the students, this was their first dorm-life experience and time away from home for an extended period. Some of the other students came from countries such as the Bahamas and Nigeria, which further enhanced the social aspect of the programme.
“It is safe to say that the programme delivered on its purpose and the time at Brandon Hall School was well spent.”
The Bermuda group also met several conference speakers, including Kemi Seesink, the director of development at international humanitarian group Care, who spoke about philanthropy and board diversity, and Ayana Gilham, the regional director of teens and family support organisation Potomac Programmes, who spoke about stress management.
The pupils also visited the National Centre for Civil and Human Rights and took part in community service at the charity Ronald McDonald House.
Dean Fusto, the president and head of Brandon Hall School, said: “Our Brandon Hall community and the Centre for Global Youth Leadership was honoured to host the Future Leaders.
“These young men and women absolutely embodied the concept and spirit of leadership. Their final pitches and projects left the audience incredibly impressed and many attendees were moved enough to offer investments of time and energy.”