Students from the Kenya-based Barack Obama Leadership program visited the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership last week to learn about culture, leadership and American education.
About 35 high school students came to examine leadership qualities and styles, study global economic, cultural and political issues, and develop critical thinking skills.
Dean Sandra Peart says regardless of nationality, their goal is the same. Brian wants to be a political science teacher. Theru wants to be a lawyer.
The students are on a seven day visit to the United States and was organized through the Richmond-based Heroes and Dreams Academy, which received grant funding through President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.