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 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.

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 14-16, 2019

Where: Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA

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

Applications will open in February 2019. Due Date: TBD

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be emailed on or before TBD.


For more information or questions please contact:

Amanda Randall at

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