Developing Leaders Inside the Marshall County Correctional Facility
The Marshall County Correctional Facility, in Holly Springs, MS, was able to bring the Global Leadership Summit to interested residents.
Deputy Warden of Programs Beverly McMullen explains:
“This summit is a world-class, two-day event that’s sponsored by the Willow Creek Church in Chicago, Illinois. This is our sixth year to be a participant of the renowned world-class summit. We’re so excited to be a part of it. If we were on the street and attending one of the sessions at a satellite facility, we would pay $149. We have been blessed at Marshall County for a donor to give us the opportunity to stream this live into the facility. We had 50 offenders this year for 2020 to be a apart of the Summit.”
The Global Leadership Summit is intended to help attendees grow in leadership and in their influence for good.
“The impact that the Global Summit has is far-reaching,” says Warden Jesse Williams. “The opportunity that it gives to the men at the Marshall County Correctional Facility to become better men tomorrow than what they were yesterday is outstanding. Here we have the opportunity to see these men get leadership skills, to become taxpayers and no longer become tax burdens; to learn trades and skills during that two days that they can go back into that society and take their rightful positions in their families and in their communities.”
Tyrone Jackson is a facility resident who attended the Summit.
“As a part of this Summit,” he says, “I’ve learned good qualities of what it means to be a good leader. One of the talks that was given was that we need to be able to accept criticism and ask questions and learn from others.”
“It was wonderful,” agrees fellow resident, Troy Jones, “It was my honor and privilege of being my first summit attended.”
“It teaches you so many fundamentals, so many things to become a great leader, to making great leaders, to making this world a better place, to making people better.”