Helping youth plan future
United Insurance Co. Ltd. has again demonstrated its commitment to youth development with its support of the Youth Leadership Conference hosted by BrainWave Consultants Inc, which is now in its third year.
The 2012 conference took place on November 23 at the Courtyard by Marriott.
Under the theme Invest In Your Future, the YLC, was conceptualised as a forum for today’s youth to learn from leading business executives as they seek to plan their future. A key objective of the conference was to address the concerns and challenges faced by our youth as they prepare themselves either for the world of work or further education.
According to Conference Director Lisa Legall-Belgrave, of BrainWave Consultants Inc., the conference was necessary as “many of our young people are already on a successful course, while others would like to get on the pathway to success”.
“At Brainwave, we believe that no matter which path they are on, young people always need guidance and seminars such as these can only assist them in making good decisions about their future,” she addd. “Not only will they get advice on areas including business, finance and health, but they also get the opportunity to discuss many of the challenges, experiences and queries as it relates to these issues.”
A total of 60 students representing six secondary schools, participated in the conference. They were afforded the opportunity to hear from a range of presenters, including young entrepreneur Toni Thorne; Marc Ifill, Mentor of the Barbados Youth Business Trust; Chris Callender, Portfolio Manager at Fortress Fund Managers and Sheena Alleyne, Executive Director of A-neesh Incorporated.
Topics presented included, Self-discovery and Goal-setting, The Truth about Youth Relationships, Finance for Youth and Success in the Workplace – Image and Attitude.
United Insurance’s Marketing Officer, Karen Richards, affirmed the company’s pleasure to be associated with the initiative.
“It is important that we ensure our young people are empowered with the tools they need to make responsible life decisions, as they ready themselves for the next steps on their journey,” she said. “United is indeed thrilled to assist in making this happen.”
Legall-Belgrave thanked United Insurance Co. Ltd. for its support and noted that the students had a very engaging and exciting day of empowerment.