The International Trends and Services facet focuses on the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world, with a focus on women and children.

International After-School Program in Collaboration with Mount Vernon and Woodlands High Schools

As part of the Links International Foreign Affairs and Business Empowerment
Program for Youth, our L.I.F.E. Program, students in Mount Vernon High School's
UN/L.I.F.E Club met with Mr. Tom Vines of the IBM Corporation to discuss global
career opportunities. Mr. Vines spoke about his career journey and preparation for
his corporate management role at this successful global company. The other guest
speaker in the picture is Ms. Chin Li, Mandarin teacher for the LI.F.E. students at
Mount Vernon High School.
Woodlands High School students in our Chapter's international program read and discussed A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beal  Members of our Chapter prepared the discussion guides and questions for the session.
A Mount Vernon High School student who is participating in the Chapter's internationally-focused L.I.F.E. Program discussed global concerns with other students attending the Model UN Youth Conference at Fairfield University.
Ms. Nana Fosu Randall, founder and CEO of the Voices of African Mothers organization,
spoke to
students from Woodlands and Mount Vernon high schools who are participating in
the chapter's
L.I.F. E. Program. Ms. Fosu Randall spoke to the students about the cultural,
economic and social
atmosphere of Ghana, particularly as they relate to women and
children. Building on her experiences
as a former  Chief Financial Officer at the United
Nations, Ms. Fosu Randall also discussed her career
path and preparation as it related to
working for that important international organization.
L.I.F.E. students from Woodlands High School's United Nations/L.I.F.E. Club and their faculty advisor are shown with
members of the Westchester County Chapter of The Links at the United Nations Youth
Conference on Transatlantic
L.I.F.E. students from Mount Vernon High School and their Mandarin teacher at a celebration of the Chinese New Year.