Mark and Lisa Sylvester have been selected as two of twenty nine mentors paired with the twenty nine 2013 Global Teen Leaders [GTLs] from 14 countries on 4 continents, chosen by Three Dot Dash, a global initiative of the We Are Family Foundation designed to recognize and support the efforts of Global Teen Leaders around the world who are actively working on projects that promote a more peaceful society by addressing issues related to basic human needs: food, water, health, shelter, safety, education and the environment.
Inspired by the late 13-year-old poet and peacemaker Mattie J.T. Stepanek, Three Dot Dash is an innovative year-round leadership and mentoring program that teaches teen leaders how to "tell their stories" effectively using various forms of media, current technology and distribution methods in order to accelerate their leadership potential, advance their projects, mobilize peers and amplify their work to broader audiences around the world to take action.
Three Dot Dash creates a sustainable worldwide network of individuals, corporations and nonprofit organizations to further the efforts of young leaders by harnessing the power of media, mentoring, and social networking to foster public participation around the globe.
Mark and Lisa attended the Just Peace Summit 2013 in NYC, held March 11th - March 15th. Mentor and GTL pairings were announced at the Summit on March 14th. Mark will be mentoring Nicholas Lowinger, a 15 year old from Cranston, RI. Lisa will be mentoring Dana Almedallah, an 18 year old from Saudi Arabia.
The full list of 2013 Global Teen Leaders can be seen here. The full list of 2013 Mentors can be seen here.