Today is my birthday (yay!) and I get to make a really huge announcement!
Five years ago, a group of us saw the beauty and power in the youth of this incredible community in Mexico. We built a program to show these students their massive potential, then gave them the tools to do the same for others.
Today, I am especially grateful for all of you who have stood with us. My heart is overwhelmed with joy. And this is just the beginning.
The plan was always to raise up world-changers and then give them the opportunity to lead.
And now we are doing just that.
Friends, please join me in giving a huge welcome and celebration to our brand new Institute Co-Directors: Sabryna Valerio and Alejandro Ventura!
Sabryna and Alejandro were both students at the Institute. They are brilliant and creative, hard-working and big-hearted. They love our students, understand our program, and share the same life experiences as the young leaders we are trying to reach.
They have served in key mentoring and leadership roles with us for the past few summers, and this past weekend, they planned our first-ever Winter Conference. They are the perfect pair to step into the Co-Director positions.
This is a dream realized. This is the future of the Institute.
And I can think of no better gift than for each of you to join me in investing in this future.
I’m excited and grateful for what’s ahead. This is a new season for the Institute, and I have a feeling it’s going to be better than ever.
For the great things to come,