International Leadership and Business Summit Team:
Churchill Orphan Care
Our Life-Changing Project
1. Lesson Plans
2. Lack of Supplies
3. Healthy Snacks
Our Business Partner: The LI Orphan Care and Independence Program
Story of the Program
The Orphan Care and Independence Program was originally developed in response to request from LI Business Owners. Once they had gotten their own business off the ground, they wanted to give back to the community by taking in orphans. In order to ensure that all of the orphans taken in were both treated well and working towards the mastery of some skill, LI began the Orphan Independence and Skills Program to establish a set of best practices for its participants. The LI. staff also establishes a skills curriculum for each participant that they must progress through during the course of their apprenticeships. Further, the staff set apprentice wages that allow for the orphans to earn an income while learning a skill.
The Orphan Care and Independence Program is designed to provide orphans with the necessary training to become full participants in their communities. After receiving initial training from Leadership Initiatives, there is ongoing oversight of all participating businesses to ensure that the orphans are well cared for and that the Leadership Initiatives staff provide tracking,periodic wellness visits, and assist orphans in integration into their communities:
Class of 2019
My name is Sydney Frank and I am a rising Junior at Xavier College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona. My leadership qualifications include 2 years of National Junior Honors Society in 7th and 8th grade, and I have recently been inducted into National Honors Society this past Spring for the upcoming fall semester as a Junior in high school. I am also a first degree black belt in Kung Fu at my local studio where I have been attending for about 12 years. There I learned important life skills like discipline, self defense, and learning how to cooperate with different people to reach a common goal.
Class of 2018
Outside of my school I enjoy modeling, scuba diving, pageants, and volunteering in my community. I am very passionate about volunteering with the Leukemia Society’s Light the Night walk and the Vietnam Veterans organization. I had the incredible opportunity to live in Singapore for two years and began learning Mandarin. This experience inspired my passion for traveling, and my dream ambition of becoming a US Ambassador. I have visited six of the seven continents, and my favorite place that I have traveled to was last spring break when I went to Zambia for a mission trip. A fun fact about me is in the same day I went snow skiing and rode camels in the desert.
Class of 20–
Bio coming soon!
Class of 20–
Bio coming soon!
Class of 2021
My name is Syona Mehta and I am a rising freshman at Clarksburg high school in Clarksburg, MD. I was a part of the National Junior Honors Society in 7th and 8th grade. I was also a part of the Tri-M Music Honors Society in 7th grade and 8th grade. I was elected as President in 8th grade for this organization. Outside of school I volunteer at Nourish Now and at the Senior Center. Volunteering at these places has definitely changed who I am. Helping people and making them happy makes you happy as well, it’s a wonderful experience. I also play soccer, guitar, and sing outside of my school.