Since 1993, El Pomar Foundation has collaborated with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3), to bring emerging political leaders from around the world to Colorado. The partnership has brought more than 60 delegations from 40 countries to Colorado, and introduced over 450 participants to aspects of the Centennial State’s local government, policymaking, and politics.
2nd Year Fellow, Morgan Harrison, is currently working at the American Council of Young Political Leaders in Washington D.C. Check here for an update on Morgan's experience!
On a mild November night in the suburbs of Denver, nine Botswanans, Namibians, and South Africans found themselves huddled around the warm glow of a backyard campfire, roasting marshmallows into tragically blackened sugar crisps. “So tell us, Garrett, why exactly are these sweets called s’mores?” asked Nangula, a public policy researcher from Namibia.
Fellow Garrett Mayberry and delegate Motheo Mtimkulu discuss the 2016 Southern Africa delegation
How are we going to know who they are?” we joked as we anxiously awaited the arrival of the eight Israeli leaders in the arrivals hall of Denver International Airport. As eight suited men and women came up the escalators taking rapid fire selfies, we quickly realized we need not worry. Our delegates had arrived.