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: Applications will be coming soon.
Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed on or before TBD.
For more information or questions please contact:
Amanda Randall at Randalaa@jmu.edu
Event Video (2016)