Future Leaders Launches ‘Be Well’ Programme

July 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Future Leaders Bermuda a community organisation which works to empower Bermuda’s next generation of leaders, recently announced the introduction of their new ‘Be Well’ Programme, which aims to support the holistic health and well-being of the island’s youth by catering to emotional intelligence and wellness needs.

A spokesperson said, “Future Leaders Bermuda’s flagship summer programme, known widely as the Future Leaders Programme, has inducted 101 students across six summer induction programmes since its founding in 2017. The three-week summer programme covers a 7-chapter curriculum with teachings on topics from poverty, crime and inequality to leadership and self-determination. Upon completion of the programme, Future Leaders are given access to a range of opportunities from mentorship to community engagements and paid work experience with local companies.

2023 Future Leaders Mayan McKeown-Alexander, Anayah Curtis, and Kanon Gibbons-Lewis

Future Leaders Bermuda Be Well Programme June 2024

“The ’Be Well’ programme is intended to provide wider access to students regardless of whether they have previously participated in the summer Future Leaders Programme, and consists of three weekend-long island retreats, set to take place on the following dates:

  • Retreat 1: July 19th – July 21st 2024
  • Retreat 2: September 27th – 29th 2024
  • Retreat 3: November 8th – 10th 2024

“Open to all young persons between the ages 14-18, the programme offers a unique opportunity to join the Future Leaders community, especially for those interested in taking part in the summer programme.”

McKenzie-Kohl Tuckett, Assistant Director, shared that “Future Leaders Bermuda is dedicated to offering Bermuda’s young people with a range of opportunities that will inspire them to optimise their leadership potential. While our flagship summer programme is more of a three-week intensive with a strong curriculum focus, the “Be Well” programme seeks to respond to more of the emotional needs of the island’s youth, while still engaging in curriculum study on leadership and community.”

“While similarly aiming to empower our next generation of leaders, the “Be Well” programme is differentiated from the Future Leaders Programme as it places greater emphasis on emotional intelligence, mindfulness and self-work.”

The spokesperson said, “Registration for the first ‘Be-Well’ retreat opened on May 20th, with early access given to persons who have signed up on the organisation’s mailing list. Participation is free and a few spaces remain, with the last day to register being July 6th.”

In response to queries about Future Leaders’ annual Summer Induction Programme, Assistant Director Seon Tatem stated, “In 2020 we hosted a wellness retreat specifically for students who had already completed the Future Leaders Summer Programme, and it was such a hit that we decided to host an alumni retreat instead every four years, instead of our usual summer induction programme. This is one of those years. Although there won’t be a new intake of Future Leaders this year, the “Be Well” programme offers prospective Future Leaders the opportunity to get involved and have a taste of the programme, but with a focus on fun, friendship and wellness.”

“We are grateful for the continued support of our platinum sponsors, The Cabinet Office and HSCM Bermuda, for supporting the emotional well-being of our young people through this new programme.”

The spokesperson said, “To register for this month’s retreat or receive early notice about future programmes, members of the public can sign up on the Future Leaders website at www.futureleaders.bm.”

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