Author: Institute of Caribbean Studies | Date: 13 April 2017
The community is invited to nominate leaders who are under the age of thirty and are of Caribbean American heritage to be honored at Caribbean American Heritage Month festivities in June 2017.
Members of the community at large are invited to submit nominations of young leaders who were actively engaged in their community and who have shown outstanding leadership in the fields of Academia, Business Enterprise, Activism or Community Leadership.
This initiative is spearheaded by the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) as part of the commemorative activities for Caribbean American Heritage Month that takes place annually.
The chairs for the event are Melissa Williams, Leslie Jeffery and Marissa Williams.
The inaugural ceremony which took place in 2016 boasted 30 nominees representing the majority of Caribbean islands and included business owners, champions for farming initiatives, upcoming leaders in the fields of arts and culture, and the list goes on and on.
Nominations undergo a rigorous selection process from qualified judges in the respective fields. Upon selection, honorees and their projects are then profiled on National Caribbean American Heritage Month social media and online channels. In addition to being honored at an awards ceremony in Washington DC, they have the opportunity to win cash and other prizes.
Tower Isles has once again committed to being the lead sponsor for the second year in a row, and to underwrite the "Beryl Levi Visioneur Awards". Their commitment stems from their core value of developing the talents of young entrepreneurs and community, as well as building the next generation of leaders.
Note: The community is invited to submit their nominations on the ICS website at http://www.