Girls LEAD Barbados

COVID-19 update as of May 4, 2020: The health, safety and well-being of our Brescia community and staff is our highest priority. Please note that registration is still open for our Girls LEAD camp. We’ll keep you informed of any changes in the coming weeks.

Girls LEAD Barbados 2019

Girls LEAD Barbados 2019

Girls LEAD Barbados is designed to provide girls with the tools to become an exceptional leader amid a fun, supportive, and educational environment. Girls LEAD Barbados began in 2010, and ran for four consecutive summers during the period of 2010-2013. Brescia partnered with our alumnae, students and local supporters, to make this camp a truly transformational experience for all who participated.

Brescia was thrilled to announce the re-launch of Girls LEAD Barbados, in summer 2019.

Program Objectives

Girls LEAD is designed to create a positive, welcoming, and inclusive environment where girls feel free to express themselves and question the world around them. We create a space where girls are encouraged to try new things, be creative, and have fun.

Participants also create their own healthy snacks and lunches that are based on Brescia’s well-known Foods and Nutrition program, to help the girls learn how to make educated food choices; while incorporating locally sourced foods and culture.

Transition to careers and post secondary education will be explored through discussion and self-exploration activities.

Girls LEAD: Summer Leadership Academy Programming

Programming is divided into three key areas:

1. Celebrate Yourself
2. Connect with Others
3. Make Change

For additional details, please view the Girls LEAD Barbados 2020 information sheet.


Information packages will be distributed to secondary schools early March.

Nominations must be submitted by a Secondary School Principal, Administrator or Guidance Counsellor.
A maximum of 5 nominations per school can be received.
Selection will be based on the criteria noted, and up to 30 girls will be selected to participate.

Deadline for all submissions is May 15, 2020.

Girls LEAD Barbados School Nomination Form

Girls LEAD Barbados Student Form

Contact Information

Marianne Simm
Vice-Principal Students
519 432 8353