Empowering African American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready. 

Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African- American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day institute.

Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men grades 9-11 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.

Concurrent parent workshops offer resources and tools to promote self-determination in their sons and increase parent engagement in the education process. 


When: July 16-18, 2017

Where: Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA

Who: Virginia rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade African American males and parent(s)

Application Due Date: April 6, 2017

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed on or before May 23rd. 

*Registration has closed for the 2017 MOVE event.


For more information or questions please contact: 

Amanda Randall at


Event Video (2016)

Parent Impact (2016)
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