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 summit.

Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men ages 13-21 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.

The MOVE Summit is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education. All costs associated with lodging and meals are covered, as well as reimbursement for mileage to and from the event.


When: July 19-21, 2020

Where: Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA

Who: Virginia African American male youth with disabilities ages 13-21 and parent(s)

Applications not yet available (will open up in early spring). Application Due Date: TBD

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed on or before May 20, 2020.


For more information or questions please contact:

Dr. Amanda Randall at

Days Until 2020 MOVE Summit!