The Island School, Young Men's Leadership Program
TWCF Number
30008
Project Duration
June 30 / 2022
- May 31 / 2023
Core Funding Area
Other Charitable Purposes
Region
The Bahamas
Amount Awarded
$70,000

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Director
Candice Brittain
Institution Cape Eleuthera Island School

The Young Men’s Leadership Program is an extracurricular mentorship program at the Cape Eleuthera Island School dedicated to the success of young men in South Eleuthera, The Bahamas. The program centers around the core values: academic vitality, personal resolve, fearless leadership and global awareness. The Island School’s Community Engagement and Partnerships team fosters meaningful relationships by engaging in education, conservation, and sustainability programs to advocate living well in a place. 

With this grant, the program will encourage a cohort of high school seniors on a path to become leaders in their communities by building grit, determination, self-awareness, leadership, and conflict resolution skills through educational engagement and activities. Young men taking part in the program, will be supported to: 

  • Develop tools for conflict resolution 
  • Receive a high school diploma 
  • Gain opportunities for travel 
  • Become part of a supportive community for growth 
  • Completed 50 community service hours 
  • Build confidence and strong leadership skills 
  • Develop public speaking and presentation skills

Programming includes access to educational resources, one-on-one mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities such as overnight camps, SCUBA certification and kayak expeditions.

Impact will be measured by:

  • Graduation rate 
  • Community involvement 
  • Consistent attendance 
  • Behavioral expectations 
  • Growth in sense of self and self esteem
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