Returning to school in a new way offers an opportunity to learn and grow like never before. We are encouraging our Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC) to leverage this time to reflect in a space where they can discuss what taking action looks like in today’s world.
Thursday, October 29 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM (CDT) | Open to students from Consortium member institutions, https://bit.ly/Summit-Remix2
Our featured speaker is Ernesto Mejia, a proud son of Mexican immigrants, he is a true example of the American dream. Diagnosed with the rare disease of Guillain-Barre Syndrome at the age of 16 that left him temporarily paralyzed, he was not supposed to be a successful student, much less a college dean of students. Through his hardships, Ernesto learned to never give up on life. A founding member of the Student Leadership Inspired by Consuelo Kickbusch (SLiCK) program, he now speaks to students, parents, and teachers about overcoming obstacles and never give up on the American dream: education. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from Eastern Michigan University, and a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Lewis University.