Adult and Student Workshops
Adult Workshops – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Changing Standards, Raising ExpectationsWho says African-American male high-school students can’t succeed in tough academic courses and advanced placement courses? They definitely can and do, when they are committed to solid preparation for college success and have the right support systems. This workshop – showcasing an AAMI Best Practices Leadership Award recipient – will demonstrate that you can meet the standards when expectations are raised.
Mr. Derricotte Jaquan, Freshman, Cedar Shoals High School
Mr. Jarvis Bradford, Junior, Cedar Shoals High School
Mr. Julian Reyes, Senior, Cedar Shoals High School
Model Campus Infrastructures for Student SuccessThree seasoned administrators of college-based retention programs share their strategies for building model infrastructures for student success: leveraging institutional support, recruiting and building a strong leadership team, student organizational involvement and creating a campus climate that promotes, recognizes and accepts differences. Learn how to build a program that delivers on your campus.
Dr. Doris Derby, Director, African-American Student Services and Programs, Georgia State University
Mr. Gordon Moore, Director, Minority Educational Development, Georgia Institute of Technology
Student Workshops – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mentoring: What You See Is What You Will Be!For some young men, mentoring is the motivating factor that helps them see new possibilities for their lives, providing images of success to which they might not otherwise be exposed. In this workshop, two young men who are being mentored – and the adults who mentor them – will share the advantages and benefits of a positive mentor-mentee relationship. Come learn if this might be the ticket to your success!
Mr. Damon Edwards, Junior, South Cobb High School
Dr. Said Sewell, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director, Center for African-American Male Research, Success, and Leadership, University of West Georgia
Mr. Carlos Riley, Freshman, University of West Georgia
Title: I hate Math... I hate Science: Using Math and Science to Enhance Your SuccessThis session will provide the “the tricks of the trade” on how to help students understand that math and science are extremely powerful tools in promoting academic success, and there is no need to fear (or hate!) these important core subjects. Techniques and tools for the mastery of math and science principles will be provided by leading educators and practitioners.
Dr. Lonnie Johnson, Founder, Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc
Dr. Zephyrinus Okonkwo, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Albany State University