Same place. Different people. Same mission.
Same results – life changing.
‘Life changing’ is not an exaggeration. Meeting smart, innovative, courageous, successful, and curious people has a way of influencing lives and perspectives of the future. After attending BIF, the hope for our Life Skills students is not too different from all the Forum attendees, that is, to be inspired to reflect on our present lives and empowered to maximize our skills and opportunities for future success.
This has been the story of the Hope Life Skills student experience at the annual BIF summit at the Trinity Theatre in Providence for the last 8 years. The mission for Hope students remains observe, listen, reflect and then, when feeling comfortable to push out of our comfort zone, engage other Forum attendees and the BIF story tellers appearing before them on the Trinity stage for conversation. In the process, our questions get answered, our storytelling abilities get better and we build valuable networks of successful, good people. I trust, for many if not all, it did.
The BIF stage prior to the start of the Forum.
“Coach” Cronin sharing the game plan for BIF 2018 with the Hope Life Skills students upon their arrival under the theatre marquee.
As Mr Cronin presents a sample of the Hope Life Skills student business card to be issued in October, he encourages the students to ask for the business cards of the attendees and storytellers they meet. “While you’re networking at the Forum, don’t hesitate to ask for business cards as you begin to build your network of successful, good people. You’ll have your own cards soon. “
Scientist Andrew Hessell on the BIF stage. An expert in biotech, Andrew Hessel helps people better understand and use living systems to meet the needs of society. His latest work as CEO of Humane Geonomics, Inc. is developing virus-based therapies for cancer, starting with dogs
Hope Life Skills student, Selene Bun, takes the initiative to introduce herself to Andrew Hessell following his appearance on the BIF stage and ask a few questions.