In preparation for the Global Young Leaders Conference taking place in Washington D.C. this July, the Ministry of Education has made a financial contribution towards the costs for each of the 12 participating Caymanian students.
‘It makes me feel so proud to see the number of young leaders we have as ambassadors to represent Cayman at this international conference,’ Education Minister Roy Bodden said in a press release.
‘We know that this will be an exciting time when these young women will be able to share their ideas and culture as well as learn from the many different participants. It is our hope that this experience will help them grow and continue on to be wonderful leaders of tomorrow.’
This year’s conference theme is The Leaders of Tomorrow: Preparing for the Global Challenges and Responsibilities of the Future. The Global Leaders Conference targets exceptional high school students worldwide for their scholastic merit and demonstrated leadership ability.
According to the conference literature, students will be able to ‘explore global issues and analyze concepts surrounding communications, diplomacy, law, human rights, peace, security, economics and the role of the United Nations.
‘GYLC’s dynamic program features creative decision-making simulations, where hands-on skill sessions challenge students to solve problems and lead their peers.’
The 12 students attending this year’s conference are: Shakira Bodden (Triple C); Melanie McTaggart, Aurora Yates, Joanna Morrison, Zara Yates (Cayman Prep & High School); Sabrina Jackson, Lindsay Japal, Kimberly Robinson, Tamika McKenzie, Timisha Edwards, Chantell Range and Kimari Fletcher (John Gray High School).