Dr. Myles Munroe was, and still is a treasure to leaders around the world. His legacy lives on in every individual and organization he touched. The Myles and Ruth Munroe Foundation’s desire is to create a first class Institute that will inspire and train future generations with Dr. Munroe’s ideas and ideals. We know that all he espoused makes individuals, organizations and societies thrive.
Imagine an Institute that releases its students with full knowledge of their life’s purpose and the equipping to achieve that purpose. Imagine an Institute that is globally known for empowering people and nations to realize their God-given potential.
Our intent in everything we do is the exact same as Dr. Munroe…to transform followers into leaders and leaders into agents of change. The institute, we believe, is at the center of how we will impact generations to come.
The Myles and Ruth Munroe Foundation has been set up so that those who want to partner in the Munroe legacy can give through a tax-deductible vehicle. The Foundation will help capitalize The Institute and also youth development programs, mentorships, scholarships, and other causes.
The Munroe Institute, with the addition of our curriculum development managers to the Munroe Institute team, has resumed its mandate of fulfilling its purpose by executing the vision of the late Dr. Myles Munroe.
Phase I of the project began with Listening & Learning from the core team of The Myles and Ruth Munroe Foundation Board & family. The developers have learned that the desired outcome for the curriculum at hand is one that is unembellished, honest, free of manipulation and has a widespread reach to include the marginalized and overlooked just as much as those who may already hold positions of leadership over their worlds.
The Munroe Institute of Leadership Core Values
Absolute Truth As A Core Component: We anchor in the Biblical, divinely inspired word of God as absolute truth & the source of wisdom.
Humanization & Belonging As A Guiding Principle: We believe that the humanity (individuality, purpose & potential) of each individual must remain at the core of all of our teachings & practices, and that we must cultivate spaces where everyone can sense they belong.
Prioritizing Valuable Engagement & Assessments: We believe that engagement and assessment must prioritize application and real-world learning.
Honoring Time As A Resource & Responsibility: We believe that time is a precious resource that must be managed, valued and respected. We also believe that time must be approached with an attitude of responsibility and care.
Promotes Intrinsic & Inherent Value: We believe that all creation possesses inherent value in their unique predestined design and purpose. We also believe that the potential “intrinsic” future value of people and all of creation must also be considered and honored.
Identity As Foundational Feature: We believe that identity in its personal and corporate capacity should drive vision and inform understanding. We recognize that our corporate/collective purpose is made up of many individual purposes. Therefore, we each have what the other needs, and we know that self-awareness is more than half the battle.
Championing Access & Opportunity: We believe that people are inherently powerful and empowered and that it is the job of systems and those that lead them to bridge power with access. We seek to cultivate inclusive communities of access and expand each learners scope of opportunity.
Built On A Bedrock of Support: We believe that support is essential and that support should be sought out and provided on a lateral (peer ßà peer), horizontal (mentee ßà mentor) and internal (self-reflection) basis. Support and community are an integral part of true learning and retention. We also believe that communities that are truly supportive are also inclusive and promote belonging.
Curriculum Development Team
April Elizabeth was cross-culturally raised and educated between the United States, Canada and The Bahamas. Her fervent commitment to educational equity, reimagining education and designing uniquely curated educational experiences for youth, and the young at heart, are rooted in her core values and personal traverse through K-12 education.
In 2009, shortly after completing her undergraduate degree in International Development Studies, Political Science and Management from McGill University– while working as a youth leader and community organizer–April recognized grave impediments in the Bahamian education system. Raised with a keen sense of social responsibility she immediately committed to be a part of the solution and founded The Leadership Academy.
This commitment has led to the development of nearly a dozen innovative schools, numerous educational programs and a collaborative network of schools dedicated to the holistic humanizing development of learners and families, student agency and empowerment.
April’s students and graduates have gone on to international and national renown in social impact, athleticism, entertainment and entrepreneurship. April is an education leader and entrepreneur with a passion for out-of the box solutions. She is a Doctorate of Education Leadership (Ed. L.D.) student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she also earned her Master’s Degree in Mind, Brain and Education.
Letre Sweeting was born at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas. As a child, she was encouraged everyday to journal. She hated it at first, but it was in doing so everyday, that she soon realized her passion for writing. Early-on, from her days working as a teacher’s aide (while still in high-school) she discovered that there are many different kinds of children who learn in many varied ways, and that these children find joy in different things and should therefore be regarded as the gifted and unique individuals that they are.
It was with this realization and her unique professional experience that her passion for personalized teaching and learning were born.
She is a proud graduate of The Leadership Academy (Nassau, Bahamas) and Holland College – Journalism (Prince Edward Island, Canada) Letre is currently employed in both the education and journalism sector as she pursues her degree in English from Indiana University. Letre also works professionally with the Tribune Newspaper and Change The Tune, an education nonprofit based in Los Angeles.
Her professional goals in her current role as Curriculum Developer with the Myles & Ruth Munroe Foundation, is to assist in creating a system for learning that transcends the bounds of our traditional and archaic Bahamian schools, and broadens the spectrum to one that makes room for joy, fun, creativity, practical real-world applications and experiential learning more so than the theoretical one-note lectures and dictations.
Letre loves all genres of music and finds joy in reading, writing, singing Karaoke and binge-watching tv series.
Jurelle Mullings is a multifaceted entrepreneur, administrator and founder and CEO of the Ballin’ By Da Beach organization. She has been a dynamic force in the advancement of youth through Business, Education, and Sports Training (BEST) initiatives. As a leader in sports administration, Jurelle currently serves as the Secretary General of the Bahamas Basketball Federation where she is the first female to hold this esteemed position.
Motivated by the desire to level the playing field of community economics and molded by the sports environment of her own youth, Jurelle believes that people can be the best versions of themselves and achieve significance once they understand and embrace the purpose and power they possess.
Jurelle holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University, a Master’s of Education in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University, a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from North Carolina A&T State University, and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Miami Dade College.
Jurelle is a proud member of the illustrious Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., the proud wife of Marco Mullings and proud mother of Makari, Makiyah, Taye-Marie, and Tyler Mullings.
Mrs. Samantha Francis-Wells is a graduate of American Baptist Theological Seminary where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and Social Science with Honors, and a Master of Art Degree in Sociology from Fisk University with Honors, both in Nashville Tennessee.
She obtained her LLB Degree (Bachelor of Law) from Holborn University in London and she went on to the Eugene Dupuch Law School where she studied for the CLE (Certificate of Legal Education). Though she has not been called to the Bar her knowledge of the law affords her the opportunity to speak to related matters confidently.
Mrs. Francis- Wells recognizes her twenty-two (22) years in Counseling as Ministry. As a counselor she has worked with administration, parents, students, college representative’s, social agencies, and other community partners in the areas of student development.
She is known for her passion for young people as she believes that every child has been given a gift and purpose by God, and as an educator it is an awesome calling to help them find their life path. Her specialty areas are School Counseling, Family and Juvenile matters, Career and College Preparedness. She is the founder of a College Club Bahamas (CCB) which is her passion, and she works with more than eighty (80) students on a weekly basis.
Mrs. Francis- Wells is an Ordained Minister, and she is married to Pastor Cleveland D. X. Wells, and they have been blessed with two beautiful young ladies Cateleen and Catherine Wells. Together they are the Pastors of Restoration Kingdom Ministries Assemblies of God.
She is the second child of four daughters born to the proud parents of Wellington and Grace Francis. They are her life mentors and her best friends.
She has been described by many of her students as “an inspiration that has impacted them, contributing to the success they have today”. For her, education is a calling and a gift to help every student to know that they are,” the authors of their own life story” (Author Unknown).