Future leaders jet to the USA

Twins studying at Ringwood Sixth Form College have been selected to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in Washington DC and New York this summer.

The theme of the conference is 'The Leaders of Tomorrow' - helping young people to prepare for global challenges and responsibilities.

The 10-day leadership journey consists of topics which include global issues such as human rights, law, cultural differences, peace and security.

The aim is for young people to gain a greater understanding of global issues and their roles as citizens in a growing international community. They will interact with global experts and learn rich insights and strategies that will help them to gain skills for life.

Since 1985, the Global Young Leaders Conference has helped motivated students to fully explore cultural differences, gain firsthand exposure to the challenges of international diplomacy, build confidence, and enhance decision-making skills in an atmosphere of mutual respect.