Bellaire senior Chloe Griffen is one of two Houston students that have been chosen to receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Teach Africa Leadership Summit. The day-long Teach Africa Leadership Summit, which will take place at the State Department June 2 – 3, informs students about African culture and policies through workshops with Africa experts, diplomats, and policy-makers. Chloe will learn about conflict resolution, cultural sensitivity, women’s empowerment, and global leadership. Chloe was selected for her interest in African or international affairs and achievement in the classroom, student organizations, and community service.
As a member of the Houston World Affairs Council, Chloe was familiar with the Teach Africa education initiative and had attended the Teach Africa program that was held in Houston in 2009 as a joint project of the USAID, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, and the World Affairs Council. Chloe’s long-range plan is to study abroad in Africa during her university years. This fall, she will enter Grinnell College in Iowa as a freshman.
Chloe learned about the Washington program through College Counselor Marlene Rubin in the BHS College Center. While the Africa summit will be only a day-long event, Chloe plans to return to Washington, D.C. later this summer with the Houston Areal Urban League.