Vermont Business Magazine On Tuesday May 26, Jerry Greenfield of Ben & Jerry’s will be addressing Essex High School students enrolled in the school’s Global Leadership Program. (GLP). The GLP program at Essex is just one of three in the nation – and one of only two K12 programs nationwide – to be recognized for its global engagement initiative by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language.
Greenfield's interactive address to the GLP’s students will be conducted via Zoom teleconference -- a welcome opportunity for students to continue their learning during the Governor’s recently extended state of emergency guidelines through June 15.
In keeping with the focus of the GLP program, Greenfield will touch on a variety of global topics, from creative leadership to innovative business philosophy, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility, among others. Program participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage with Mr. Greenfield and fellow students. The domestic and global impact of COVID-19 will likely enter into the discussion.
‘We are excited to welcome Jerry to our program. He is internationally renowned for his fearless pursuit of creative and responsible business practices in the founding and growth of Ben and Jerry’s as a premier global brand based on social justice and environmental sustainability," sais Jill Prado, the program's director.
The event will take place via Zoom Webinar on May 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. All 130 GLP students will attend, including its newest cohort admitted for 2020-21, currently enrolled GLP students, and 20 graduating seniors. Essex High School community stakeholders are welcome to attend. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLP is designed for students who are preparing to study, travel, and work in an increasingly competitive and global economy. The program focuses on three core competencies: global studies, cross-cultural competency, and leadership development. The program involves a flexible combination of globally-focused interdisciplinary coursework, internships with Vermont companies and organizations, and experience-based academic learning beyond the traditional classroom.
About Essex High School’s Global Leadership Program
The Global Leadership Program prepares Essex High School’s next generation of global leaders. GLP was founded by Essex High School (EHS) French and Spanish teacher, Jill Prado, who now serves as the program’s Founder and Executive Director. EHS’ third and newest academy, the innovative four-year program focuses on three core competencies: global studies, cross-cultural competency, and leadership development. Students grow through globally-focused interdisciplinary coursework, internships with Vermont companies and organizations, and experience-based academic learning beyond the traditional classroom. For more information, visit EssexGLP: https://www.ewsd.org/domain/1956EssexGLP.