On Aug. 13-14, 2015, the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color hosted the second annual UT Male Student Leadership Summit at the University of Texas at Austin, and it was yet another huge success. Over 200 young men of color attended, representing school districts, community colleges, and universities from across the state of Texas.
This year we introduced a professional networking career/education fair as well as new topics for both our professional and student workshops. Our students had the opportunity to meet successful entrepreneurs as well as representatives from KPMG, Google, Union Pacific, among others. They also met with representatives from the UT School of Nursing and the McCombs School of Business. In addition, this year, our student track workshops featured topics on building trusting relationships with Law enforcement, a workshop introducing our male participants to gender and sexuality and a workshop on how to successfully navigate the transfer process from the community college to a four-year university- to name a few.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors, partners, presenters, DDCE staff, Project MALES staff, and volunteers who made this 2015 UT Male Student Leadership Summit a huge success. THANK YOU!