Future Leaders Visit Brandon Hall In Atlanta

October 14, 2022

As part of a global partnership between Future Leaders Bermuda and the Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, Georgia, introduced via the US Consulate Hamilton, five Future Leaders were given the opportunity to participate in the Global Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship Summer Program at the Georgia campus.

Future Leaders A’Mya Harvey, Fasika Simons, Meron Simons, ShaZaria Francis Brown and Tiye Holmes

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After taking part in the local Future Leaders Programme, inducted Future Leaders are given the opportunity to broaden their global awareness by participating in the three-week Study Abroad program.

From July 4th – July 22nd, the students were fully immersed in class study, workshops, and engaged in meaningful discussion with a host of speakers on a wide range of topics, all in keeping with the theme of global leadership.

Students were also given the opportunity to visit local attractions. Some highlights include the National Center for Civil and Human Rights; as well as engaging in an afternoon mentorship program alongside fellow participants from around the world.

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Over the course of the program, students were challenged to prepare individual presentations, based on their chosen UN Sustainable Development Goal [SDG]. The aim of the project was to inspire students to explore innovative solutions to the challenges facing their local communities and by extension, the world.

The goals of particular interest to this year’s group of Future Leaders ranged from SDG #3 – Good Health and Well-Being to SDG #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure to SDG #12 – Responsible Consumption and Production.

To conclude their tenure at Brandon Hall, the students had to research the state of their chosen global issue, and pitch their business/organization idea on how to tackle the issue in the form of a final presentation. The objective was for the students to find their own solution to the issue whether it be on a local or global scale.

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Upon their return to the island, the students were keen to share their positive experiences participating in the program, indicating that their time at Brandon Hall School was impactful and well spent.”

Participants included:

  1. ShaZaria Francis Brown, 2019 Future Leader
  2. Tiye Holmes, 2018 Future leader
  3. A’mya Harvey, 2021 Future Leader
  4. Meron Simons, 2021 Future Leader
  5. Fasika Simons, 2021 Future Leader

Reflecting on her experience, Future Leader and Study Abroad participant A’Mya Harvey stated, “The Brandon Hall trip is truly an experience I could never forget. I enjoyed getting the opportunity to meet people my age from around the world and exchange information about our countries.

“The Brandon Hall faculty and staff were like family and were so encouraging and helpful. I enjoyed every part of the trip, some including; the after-school mentorships, educational excursions, making new friends from France, Nigeria, and many other places, in-class discussions, and generally becoming exposed to life outside Bermuda.”

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A spokesperson from Future Leaders Bermuda stated, “The Brandon Hall experience is our first Study Abroad opportunity and was first introduced to us via the US Consulate Hamilton in 2019. We were forced to pause the programme for two years due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, but are very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to resume the trip this year, and with additional support form the Bermuda Silver Jubilee Trust.

“We are grateful to our sponsors in addition to Brandon Hall School and the US Consulate Hamilton for their continued support and partnership, and look forward to growing these opportunities to empower the next generation of Future Leaders.”

Over the course of the next week, Bernews will share highlights of Future Leaders’ experiences and reflection on the program. If you would like to keep up to date with what is happening with Future Leaders Bermuda, please visit their website at www.futureleaders.bm.

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  1. vortex says:

    I wish any young people well, but what does this mean?

    It feels like a for profit venture, what makes them future leaders and who said so

    It can be a rough tag to carry.