Everyone faces challenges today, but those challenges faced by African American and Latino males are significantly more complex. Issues that influence their daily lives include limited participation in nontraditional career paths, the need for more role models, actions that impact their civil and personal rights, masculinity and identity, and the proper use of technology and social media.
The Summit will address these challenges through the following tracks:
Track 1: Exceed Expectations: Designing Non-traditional Careers for the Future
Track 2: Technology: Current and Future Trends
Track 3: Mentoring: A Structured Sharing of Wisdom
Track 4: Justice System: Roadblock or Stepping Stone?
Track 5: Identity and Culture: Perceptions Gone Wrong
At this year's Summit, participants will interact with nationally renowned speakers and researchers who will share empirical data, best practices; and model programs. In addition, they will share successful strategies to improve African American and Latino male academic success in higher education and demystify perceptions about this group. Finally, participants will have invaluable exposure to professional networking opportunities and options to engage in an active community dedicated to changing the college experiences for African American and Latino males.
Overall, attendees can expect to leave the Summit with an increased understanding of the challenges that African American and Latino males encounter while attempting to realize their educational aspirations of college persistence, degree completion, and career goals. This Summit invites college faculty, academic and student services administrators, and community officials, who will benefit from these sessions, plenaries, and networking opportunities. The Summit also contains special sessions and programs tailored for students; therefore, we encourage their attendance.