This week, Legacy International brought young leaders from the U.K.’s Jo Cox Memorial Young Leaders Exchange Program to the U.S. to learn about combating discrimination and violence and promoting tolerance and inclusion in their communities. The group’s tour, which runs from August 14-28, began in New York, with stops in Philadelphia and the OSI-Baltimore offices before heading to Washington D.C.
While here, the group of young people from all over the United Kingdom, which included 10 high school students (ages 16-18) and 10 young leaders (ages 18-24), learned about the work and mission of OSI-Baltimore. They heard from a panel of grantees, including Holistic Life Foundation, Community Law in Action, Wide Angle Youth Media, and 2016 Community Fellow, Gianna Rodriguez and her project, Baltimore Youth Arts. Jerron Wallace from Holistic Life Foundation led the group in a mindfulness exercise to kick off the meeting.
This two-week program, named in honor of the British Labour Party and Parliament member who was murdered in 2016, is designed to strengthen the knowledge, skills, and networks of the participants and support their efforts to be active and responsible members of their communities.
Legacy International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to mentorship training for emerging leaders to help them develop and implement community-based solutions to critical issues.