Adult and Student Workshops
Adult Workshops – 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Staying Power: Sustaining Successful ProgramsSecuring grants and building effective partnerships are tried-and-true ways to sustain successful programs. Both strategies require strong relationships and strong outcomes. These attributes are two key components of the local and national programs represented on this panel – one a USG AAMI Best Practices program – both of which are supported by the Lumina Foundation for Education.
Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, President and Founder, Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)
Dr. Dorothy Lord, President, Coastal Georgia Community College and Founder, Minority Outreach Program
You Never Listen to Me: Inter-generational CommunicationCommunication gaps often are blamed for the “disconnect” between youths and adults. Young people think adults “don’t listen,” and the adults ask “what’s wrong with this generation?” A leading African-American psychologist facilitates a dialogue with two young men, to help us learn how to hear each other better.
Mr. Jarel Billups, Junior, Sprayberry High School, BUY Cobb, Inc.
Mr. Mark Pilgrim, Sophomore, Kennesaw State University and President, Distinguished Black Gentlemen
Student Workshops – 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
From Boy To Male To Man!Maturing into a successful man in today's society oftentimes requires navigating some very rough waters. This accomplished and committed educator will share “inside tips” on how to achieve success, from bringing your "A" game (the right Attitude), to knowing how to "dress to impress,” to working effectively with those who can grant or deny you "major opportunities." Come learn what they don't tell you in school!
Why Do I Need To Know This?What’s the connection between the academic decisions you make today and how these decisions relate to your future opportunities, such as college admission? Grades, courses and your academic track are very important. You don’t have to listen to the adults! Hear it from young men just like you who know the deal.
Mr. Joey Laster, Senior, Sprayberry High School, BUY Cobb, Inc.
Mr. Jeffery Johnson, Senior, University of West Georgia
Mr. Johnathan Adkins, Freshman, University of West Georgia