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Sheridan Smith (File photograph)
Kyla Bolden (File photograph)
Ashley Stephens, owner of Ashley's Lemonade Stand (File photograph)

A pilot, a coding whiz and a soft drink entrepreneur are among a group of Bermudians who will deliver inspirational talks at an upcoming virtual meeting.

They will speak via Zoom to other young Bermudians who are signed up to participate in two youth empowerment conferences – From the Fire for young men and At the Well for young women this summer.

The Zoom speakers are Sheridan Smith, a company pilot for Florida-based real estate firm Two Roads Development, Kyla Bolden, co-founder of Wiz Kid Coding, and Ashley Stephens, owner of Ashley’s Lemonade Stand.

The event is a Bermudian extension to the two conferences, which are traditionally held at Ivy League Princeton University, which include Hollywood actor Danny Glover who funds the ventures, and Chynna Clayton, an aid to Michelle Obama.

Marjorie Caines, who was instrumental in attracting Bermudian students to participate in the conferences in 2018 and 2019, is responsible for creating the local Zoom meeting along with Kalreta Conyers-Steede, assistant principal at CedarBridge Academy.

Ms Caines said: “This is a Bermudian extension to the conferences – this is a separate virtual space. Those who are signed up to the conferences will get an e-mail in the coming couple of weeks about the Zoom meeting.”

From the Fire and At the Well are scheduled to take place virtually owing to Covid-19 from June to August.

At the Well takes place from July 23 to August 1. However, the deadline has already passed for registration to that event. From the Fire runs from June 25 to July 30. Registration is open until June 1 via www.fromthefireacademy.org/

There are different courses for different grade levels, which range from grade 9 to 12, during that period.

For more information about At the Well, visit www.atthewellconferences.org/

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Published May 27, 2021 at 7:54 am (Updated May 27, 2021 at 8:56 am)

Bermudians to deliver inspirational talks at virtual meeting

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