Recap of Atlantic Impact/Barbados 2014 trip

  Last week I returned from a weeklong trip to Barbados. My first, (and definitely not my last!), trip to the island. The trip was unique not just because it was my first time there but because I traveled with a group of teenagers from Detroit, Michigan, on their...

Atlantic Impact/Barbados 2014- Saying goodbye

Sadly this is our last full day on the island. Tonight the students will make their final presentations about their participation in Atlantic Impact and their trip to Barbados. The mentors have been spending time this week helping their mentees craft their portion of...

Atlantic Impact/Barbados 2014- Day 6

  Today was the second day of entrepreneurial shadowing and my mentee and I learned that when it comes to running a business, you have to be hands on! Some of the staff taught Kenneth how to disassemble cable boxes and separate the parts needed for recycling. He...

Atlantic Impact/Barbados 2014- Day 5

  The Atlantic Impact students were able to partake of entrepreneurial exploration as well during their time in Barbados. Through a partnership with the Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Youth Entrepreneurship, the students were paired with a local entrepreneur...

Atlantic Impact/Barbados 2014- Day 4

An off-day for the group. I ventured to Accra Beach with a few mentors and enjoyed a great afternoon on the beach. I waded into the shallow and warm blue waters and got tickled by a flirtatious monkey. Later we went night swimming at Dover Beach with some of the...