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1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Adult Workshops

Staying Power: Sustaining Successful Programs

Location:

Room: 401

Overview:

Securing 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.

Moderator:

Ms. Arlethia Perry-Johnson, Project Director, USG’s African-American Male Initiative

Presenters:
  • Tina Gridiron Smith Senior Program Officer, 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
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Adult Workshops

You Never Listen to Me: Inter-generational Communication

Location:

Room: 213/217

Overview:

Communication 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.

Moderator:

Dr. Earl Holliday. Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Kennesaw State University

Presenters:
  • Dr. Thomas Parham Assistant Vice Chancellor, Counseling and Health Services, University of California-Irvine
  • Mr. Jarel Billups Sprayberry High School, BUY Cobb, Inc.
  • Mr. Mark Pilgrim Sophomore, Kennesaw State University and President, Distinguished Black Gentlemen
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Student Workshops

From Boy To Male To Man!

Location:

Room: 300

Overview:

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!

Moderator:

Mr. Michael Lambert, Program Coordinator, African-American Student Services and Programs, Georgia State University

Presenters:
  • Dr. Lee Jones Brothers of the Academy; President & Executive Editor, InSpire Magazine
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Student Workshops

Why Do I Need To Know This?

Location:

Room: 242

Overview:

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.

Moderator:

Dr. Michael Ross, Associate Professor, Middle Grades Education, Kennesaw State University

Presenters:
  • Mr. Armell Hopkins Cedar Shoals High School, Gentlemen on the Move
  • 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

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