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3rd Annual Black Male Initiative Summit to be held at DU's Center for Multicultural Excellence

3rd Annual Black Male Initiative Summit Hosted by The Center For Multicultural Excellence at the University Of Denver Summit Will Invite 9th – 11th Graders from Denver Metro Area Schools to Cultivate Leadership Skills

 
PRLog - Mar. 26, 2012 - DENVER CO, March 26, 2012 – The Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver will partner with Denver metro area schools to host the 3rd annual Black Male Initiative on Friday, April 6. This year’s theme is "I am the Master of My Fate – Inviting Young Black Males to Lead” will cultivate the leadership potential of young Black male students. The summit will provide participants with the tools to empower and enable their leadership skills by modeling the attributes of successful students and leaders.  
School leaders from across the Denver metro area have been asked to nominate students that have demonstrated strong leadership qualities and personal characteristics. The criteria for selecting applicants include: leadership and academic potential, personal strength, and a desire to participate in a post-secondary education or career readiness program.

Each school can send up to 15 students with a preference for Black males enrolled in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade level. We will allow students at the 12th grade level to register with a special exception. Students will chose from three tracks: Black Male Development, College Access and Career Readiness, Open Topic.
Participants will engage in a process to prepare and plan for the future. Each student will identify an aspect of his life (school, social, college and career readiness, community, etc.) that he would like to actively work towards improving. The results of this exercise will create positive personal change and enhancement to his academic and/or social achievement. We hope that every participant will leave with a better understanding of what it takes to become a leader in his personal life, school, and community.

About the Center for Multicultural Excellence (CME):
The CME advances diversity and Inclusive Excellence to strengthen the University of Denver as a great private university dedicated to the public good. The CME provides a continuum of services and supportive programming to create a welcoming and inclusive campus and to recruit, identify, develop, and utilize the talents, gifts, and worldviews of all of our university community and community partners.

For more information about the Black Male Initiative Summit, contact Tracey Adams-Peters at 303-871-7659 or Tracey.Peters@du.edu. For more information about the Center for Multicultural Excellence at the University of Denver, please visit our web site at http://www.du.edu/cme.

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