ACTIVIST DERIC MUHAMMAD HOSTS SUMMIT TO ADDRESS DROPOUT RATE, and the UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF BLACK MALES
HOUSTON-- Deric Muhammad and Lone Star Community College will host the 3rd Annual Smart’N Up Black Male Summit on Education. The event will take place at the Lone Star College Victory Center, 4141 Victory Drive, Houston TX on Saturday, November 17, 2013.
The Black Male Summit seeks to inspire and encourage Black males to diligently pursue the acquisition of knowledge in the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. We believe that education and the proper use of knowledge is the key to stopping the downward social trajectory of the Black male in America. Statistics show that several states have poor graduation outcomes for Black and Latino males. Fewer than 60% of Black and Latino students in Texas earn regular diplomas alongside their classmates. A recently released report from the Schott Foundation shows that only 52% of Black and 55% Latino males graduate high school in four years.
Lone Star College-North Harris, part of the Lone Star College System, is passionate about providing quality educational opportunities for the successful development of knowledge, skills and attitudes for a rapidly changing world. At all levels, educational institutions across the country are coordinating activities to promote multi-level success for African American males. Lone Star College-North Harris is proud to partner with community leaders like DericMuhammad in this effort.
This year's program features a diverse group of motivational speakers and will be hosted by Activist Deric Muhammad. Registration begins at 9A workshops will begin at 10A On site positive male “day mentors”, GED and college entrance information, door prizes and an iPad Giveaway will take place.
Individuals and groups may register online at www.BlackMaleSummit2012.EventBrite.com. For more information, please call Alicia Jackson (832) 338-6719 or contact Deric Muhammad directly at (713)539-1079.