On February 23, participants from the U.S. Embassy Singapore-ITE Alumni Mentoring Program gathered at Nike’s Asia-Pacific headquarters. Student mentees learned how they could attain their goals by harnessing their strengths and understanding their weaknesses. It turned competitive when a yoga pose challenge and planking contest tested their balance and endurance. The program participants were also among the few people in the world to get to test Nike’s limited edition self-lacing shoes.
The U.S. Embassy Singapore-ITE Alumni Mentoring Program strengthens relationships with alumni of U.S. government exchanges while providing role models and building resilience in young Singaporeans, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Future sessions will be hosted by innovative American companies with a presence in Singapore, including Boeing, Conrad Centennial Hotel, and Google.