Just a few weeks after meeting each other at the retreat, the fellows came together for their first brainstorming meeting. The meeting, which was led by Karen and Haley, focused on leadership styles and culture.
From working at my internship at Velez Organization to skill building meetings, hosted by amazing mentors such as Wendy Caster, Marsha Haygood, and Lauren Tapper, to company visits (Barclays, Allianz, Kramer Levin, L’Oreal USA), and finally to the presentations of our entrepreneurship projects at Allianz, each day of this summer held exciting new challenges and opportunities.
Being a part of the YouthBridge-NY Leaders to Leaders Youth Summit on March 13 was truly an experience like no other! Throughout the day we were able to assist and take part in a series of presentations by different leaders of representing our various communities. Each facilitator lead a presentation with about 8 or 9 teens and taught then about the particular program that they were there to represent. Each representative had their own stories to tell and through each story and presentation, the teens were able to further their knowledge of the world around them.
These past few months have been some of the most exciting for Bridgers as they gradually prepare themselves for the next phase in their lives – college. In order to aid in the process, Bridgers were given a chance to attend the Citizens Committee for Children to learn about advocacy and the Allianz center for roundtable meetings with the Pros, all of which were meant to give Bridgers confidence in pursuing their future careers.