Project MALES will host its third annual Summer Leadership Academy at The University of Texas at Austin July 20-21, where 60 young men from Central Texas schools will get to experience what college is like. This overnight event is meant to help demystify the college experience, reinforce the leadership skills they have developed over the year, and mitigate the effect of “summer brain drain”. Through our summer academy, we are addressing the lack of programming in Austin for our students, we know from decades of research that summer learning loss is a real phenomenon, particularly for low-income students. We are also inviting a family member of each young male to join us so that they can experience what college life is like. During this time, students and families will have the opportunity to walk in classrooms, experience a college course, stay in the dormitories, and tour the recreation facilities.
Daily Schedule of Activities
Friday, 7/20/18, 8am-9pm; Location: UT-Austin
• Breakfast will be provided as we assign parents and students to their dorm rooms. We will then break up into groups and provide sessions for both parents and students focused on the five themes–brotherhood,leadership, college and career readiness, health wellness, and identity. We will also explore buildings and museums, visit laboratories, and meet with University faculty and staff. Lunch and Dinner will be provided, we will end the day with a group activity.
Saturday, 7/21/18, 7am-3pm; Location: UT-Austin
• We will spend the final day of our Summer Leadership Academy working with local cultural artists to develop student’s writing and speaking skills. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as students prepare for their presentations. We will also have an award ceremony where community leaders will judge contestants based on their presentations.
For more information on our Project MALES Summer Academy please contact Rodrigo Aguayorodrigo@austin.utexas.edu or 512-232-4617 or Jorge Rodriguez email@example.com or 512- 471-1781
Access the 2018 Project MALES Summer Leadership Academy Preliminary Agenda here.
The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color is hosting its 5th Annual Leadership Summit on August 9-10, 2018 at the University of Texas at Austin. The consortium is a state-wide collaboration with a mission to implement and sustain effective policies, programs and practices focused on increasing individual success and post-secondary completion for male students of color. It seeks to align and coordinate existing programs and services that target underrepresented male students from middle school through college. The core values of the consortium are: student empowerment, collective knowledge, culture of evidence, educational achievement, and scale and sustainability.
The Leadership Summit will bring approximately 400 young male students of color, their mentors and teachers to UT Austin to participate in two days of workshops, professional exchange and career development. Sessions will feature, discussions around social justice and the law enforcement system, male mentoring research and best practices, and health and wellness topics. We will also feature a student panel and a poetry/spoken word session made up of student leaders attending. Participants will include African American and Latino business leaders, researchers and educators as well as student leaders from across the state. For more information, please visit the 2017 Texas Male Student Leadership Summit webpage for updates, or contact Jorge Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Emmet Campos at email@example.com.