Seaboard Marine proudly sponsored the recent annual 2012 Summer Youth Leadership program in Kingston, Jamaica. With the guidance of Seaboard Marine Vice President, Stephen Bell, and his wife, EXIM Bank Managing Director Lisa Bell, a week long program was developed to help promising Jamaican teenagers learn about leadership.
Stephen Bell said, “It was very gratifying to help expose youth to the basic tenets of leadership. This program served as strong motivation while providing a unique educational opportunity as young adults. The program was a tremendous success and it would not have been possible without the financial help of Seaboard Marine”.
Written by Ms. Denise Dennis, the following article appeared last week in the Jamaica Observer and is printed here with their permission:
Youths Get Leadership Tips
FOURTEEN youths last week got the opportunity to meet and interact with leaders in business, politics, education, entertainment, and sports at a seminar in Kingston.
An initiative of Seaboard Marine Regional Vice President Stephen Bell and his wife, EXIM Bank Managing Director Lisa Bell, the leadership seminar last week saw participants exposed to lectures on the theory of leadership, as well as on social etiquette related to leadership.
On Tuesday, they met with LIME Managing Director Garry Sinclair and Chairman Chris Dehring. Later, they met with government ministers and had plans to meet with the heads of Scotiabank, Jamaica Producers and the Jamaica Defence Force. They were scheduled to meet with the governor general, entertainers and athletes by the week’s end.
“We wanted them to have personal interaction with these leaders to allow them to hear what it takes, what is the good, what is the bad, what the failures and the successes are that would hopefully inspire them to get on that path