Early in the planning process of this event, we had a vision to enable 2,000 future leaders from across Atlantic Canada to attend the event. This is something that has never been done for an event of this calibre in the region. Thanks to the incredible generosity of businesses, organizations, and individuals from across the region, we are thrilled that 2,000 of our best and brightest future leaders are in the room tonight – and every single seat was sponsored by a business, organization, or community leader who believes in the power of hope.
These future leaders represent a diverse collective with varying backgrounds and young people of all ages from across Atlantic Canada. Tickets have been distributed through partnerships with post-secondary institutions and organizations who serve these communities.
A big thank you to all of the Future Leaders sponsors and especially to Stewart McKelvey – our Future Leaders Champion.
For many of these young people, this will be a defining moment in their lives. Direction, inspiration and vision are what makes a great leader, and we have no doubt our Future Leaders will leave this evening with a renewed passion to make their communities the best they can be.
“Having seen the first African American become the 44th U.S. president during my lifetime is one thing, being able to see him live in Halifax will be a moment I treasure for the rest of my life.”
– Ashley Hill, program coordinator of Business Is Jammin’