News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – “For the past five years, the Future Leaders Summer Programme has served as an invaluable hands-on experience for young Bermudians who wish to make positive contributions and changes in our society,” said Premier, David Burt, at the first meeting with the 2022 Future Leaders.
Last week, Premier Burt welcomed the students, family and corporate sponsors to the commencement of the 2022 Future Leader’s Summer Programme at Cabinet.
Premier Burt stated: “The Government of Bermuda, through the Cabinet Office, is proud to continue to sponsor this important initiative as we have done each year since its commencement and will again commit $25,000 from the Cabinet Office budget to support the outstanding work of Future Leaders and the development of young Bermudians. This support will ensure that students can participate in the summer programme and gain vital experience and knowledge without being concerned about its cost.
“Through seminars, community service, and field experience, students will explore the meaning of leadership, develop their leadership skills, and examine the social challenges facing Bermuda today, guided by mentors and community leaders. I commend these young women and men for their commitment to leadership, their commitment to personal development and their commitment to community service. I would also like to commend the Future Leaders team for their steadfast devotion to the young people of our country and for empowering them to be the leaders of tomorrow. The fact that this is now the fifth year of the summer programme is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Future Leader’s organisation.
“It is especially pleasing to see members of past cohorts such as Mr Seon Tatem grow from participating in the youth programme to leading it as Youth Directors. This is evidence that the Future Leaders Programme is doing what it has set out to do, empower students to become the next generation of leaders.”