WIT Young Leaders Attend President George H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Conference

Updated: Jul 20

Points of Light has awarded five scholarships to Women in Training, Inc. for members of its WIT Leadership Development Circle to attend the virtual 2021 Points of Light Conference from July 14-16, 2021.

“The Points of Light Conference provides an opportunity to build connections, learn new ideas and innovate processes that are sure to spark transformative change in communities,” stated Christine Jordan, Manager, Disney Tickets Rewards Program, Points of Light.

The WIT Young Leaders attending the Points of Light Conference are: Hannah Huston from LAMP Magnet School, Gabrielle Johns from Brewbaker Technology Magnet, and Breanna and Brooke Bennett from Saint James School. Women in Training CEO, Adeyela Bennett, will manage the Young Leaders’ conference participation.

The Points of Light Foundation was established by President George H.W. Bush to acknowledge individuals making a difference. During his administration, President Bush formally recognized more than 1,000 volunteers as “points of light.” He advocated that “points of light” demonstrate how a “a neighbor can help a neighbor.” Breanna and Brooke Bennett, founders of Women in Training, were recognized as Points of Light in February 2020.

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