This post was written by communications intern, Emely Paulino.
This summer, our mentees have been involved with some incredible leadership initiatives. From opening the Youth I.N.C State of the Market Conference to speaking at the YWCA Symposium, meet our ambassadors of the arts!
Rumer LeGendre — Second-year mentee Rumer LeGendre was selected to perform at a reading of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf” at the Harlem Hospital Pavilion on June 16th! Partnered with the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, the event was a celebration of what it means to be female in the 21st century, with a focus on empowering women and girls.
Taysha Clark — Mentee alum and Youth Board member Taysha Clark spoke at the YWCA Potential to Power Girls Symposium on June 2nd, 2014. Taysha is the President and Founder of the Barnard College Civil Liberties Club, and United Nations Representative for Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund. Currently, she is a sophomore at Barnard College majoring in Political Science and Human Rights with a minor in Sociology and Race and Ethnic Studies.
Priscilla Guo – “GWN has been my sisterhood of traveling pens/ Has been a place to grow/ By working a lot harder/ By being a self-starter/ By going so much farther/ I’m coming up taller.” On June 17, recent GWN grad Priscilla Guo opened the Youth I.N.C State of the Market Conference with her poem, Coming Up Taller. Over 300 private equity representatives and senior investment professionals convened for the 7th annual State of the Market conference, with Governor Mitt Romney and David Bonderman as headliners. The two-day conference aimed to raise funds for Youth I.N.C., an organization that financially supports youth-serving non-profits — one of them being GWN!