September 9, 2011
More than 270 young men from Guilford County Schools (GCS) will spend today and tomorrow on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University for the district's annual African-American Male Leadership Summit.
The middle- and high-school males will hear from representatives of N.C. A&T, GCS, The Center for Creative Leadership and The Nehemiah Group on topics including goal-setting, academic achievement and entrepreneurship. Today's events will conclude with a social and networking session from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
"This program provides our young men with the opportunity to be inspired and make personal connections with each other and with leaders in our community," says Monica Walker, the district's diversity officer. "Our goal is for them to become role models when they return to their home schools."
The event, sponsored in part by N.C. A&T and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity Beta Epsilon Boule, will conclude Saturday with sessions about community involvement, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Recently, GCS hosted public forums to discuss achievement trends among African-American males. Nearly 600 people completed an online survey regarding this topic; the survey can be found
For more information, contact Diversity Officer Monica Walker at 370-3284.