The name “The Highland Project” comes from the Founder’s memories of her late father’s family and their summers at Highland Beach, a Black enclave born out of segregation that was a refuge for rest and community for Black leaders. The term “highland” means the top of a mountain, but unlike a peak, it is a flat space where many can gather. Wyatt aspires for The Highland Project to be a close-knit community where Black leaders can rest, sustain one another, and build power.
Strategy and Operations
Core to our recruitment approach is the Legacy Network- individuals and organizations who are aligned with our mission and have intentionally cultivated leadership in the fields of education, economic empowerment, political agency, and well being. Our inaugural partners include: