This year, we hosted Global Leadership Summit at both the OKC and Edmond campuses, and it was a blast! Hundreds of individuals, employers and their employees, and teams joined us for this two-day event to hear from world-renowned leaders.
In addition to hosting the Summit at both our OKC and Edmond campuses, we had a unique opportunity to partner with Joseph Harp Correctional Facility this year. Crossings has partnered with Joseph Harp in the past for worship nights with our very own Josh Edington and Cole Feix, but this year, Crossings partnered with Joseph Harp to stream the Global Leadership Summit, too. Crossings will also be partnering with Joseph Harp to share in community and spiritual growth through Centered.
Our unique opportunity to share the Global Leadership Summit with Joseph Harp was orchestrated through generous Dollar Club donations, which contributed almost seven thousand dollars to stream the Summit, provide the curriculum, and provide 6 meals to inmates, which included Dunkin’ Donuts, pizza, coffee, popcorn, slushes, soda, and Golden Corral.
The Summit at Joseph Harp was streamed to 180 inmates and 6 volunteers from Crossings. Jeremiah Braudrick, Director of the Crossings Community Center, has helped strengthen the partnership between Crossings and Joseph Harp, and was instrumental in creating this opportunity this year.
When asked about what was the most memorable part of the Global Leadership Summit at Joseph Harp, Jeremiah said this: “The most memorable part for me was the fact that we reached a big mix of people from all different walks of life. We had all races and leaders from all different faiths and organizations. We had the leaders from the Christian Church, the Jewish Church, the Indian Church, and the Muslim Church. Different organizations like Celebrate Recovery and Toastmasters as well as inmates who work at different jobs at the DOC were all able to attend. It was a unifying event for sure, and everyone was thrilled to be there.”
An inmate who attended the Global Leadership Summit at Joseph Harp had the following comment to share about his experience:
“What I love best about what Crossings did for us was you brought an event to us that humanized us. We love that you care about our relationship with God and we enjoy the worship services. But to think that you also care about us as leaders and would spend so much time and energy making sure we’re better leaders here in prison, better fathers, and future leaders when we get out… it just made me feel so much more dignity than I have in a long time.”
Take a look at our photo gallery below for some highlights of the two-day experience at all campuses!