KERRY FRANK PARTICIPATES IN U.S. GOVERNMENT SPONSORED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
St. George -- Mr. Kerry Frank has gone to the United States as the latest Eastern Caribbean candidate of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).
Mr. Frank is a youth officer in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Ecclesiastic Affairs and will take part in a three-week project on youth and community conflict resolution with 23 other candidates from around the world. United by their professional pursuits, the participants are a diverse group, hailing from as far as the West Bank, Romania, Nepal, Israel, Croatia, and Armenia. The program offers the opportunity for this varied group to network with professional counterparts (both U.S. and international) in order to increase information sharing.
Mr. Frank's program will discuss academic, economic and social perspectives on how to address conflict involving and affecting youth; familiarize participants with federal, state and local agencies and organizations involved in addressing community issues, improving the quality of life of at-risk youth and providing mediation and conflict resolution services to youth and their families; and provide practical examples of how to address community issues and needs relating to youth who live in diverse and multi-ethnic communities.