On Wednesday, March 8th, STARS CGI hosted its 3rd Annual Leadership Breakfast on Mental Health and Empathetic Leadership.
We had a in-depth conversation on the impact of the pandemic on mental health, and discussed best practices on shifting our leadership styles to support our community of peers and young people?
STARS CGI has been holding space for young people to engage in Self-care practices for the past 4 years. It’s only fitting that we discuss how to best incorporate self-care practices into our leadership styles, because as we share with our young people, ‘one cannot pour from an empty cup’.
Our panelist lineup included:
– Kimberly Blair, who set the tone for the day, in painting a grave, but unfortunately accurate picture of the mental challenges our young people are facing. She further emphasized how the isolation that came with the pandemic has exacerbated the mental traumas our youth are facing.
– Elizabeth Angeles, who talked about the advocacy work that she does at (@unitedwaynyc) around the health, education and financial stability of New Yorkers.
– Natalie Henry, who served as the youth voice on the panel and shared some of the learnings both she and her peers are encountering. She clearly articulated some of the ways that adults could support youth.
– Brendon Mason, who represented the corporate sector and shared some of the initiatives that the Nike SCI teams are doing (inclusive of their partnership with STARS CGI, to support youth.
– Joneé Billy, PowerPlay’s very own Sr. Director of Strategic Partnership & External Affairs, and lead for all things STARS CGI, who moderated the panel.
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