The Maryland Association for Counseling and Development (MACD) is sponsoring a workshop offering specific strategies for helping to empower young African American males for optimal educational achievement and social success.
- When: Saturday, November 13, 2010
- Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM [Registration: 8:30AM – 9:00AM]
- Where: Adele Stamp Student Union – Jimenez Room – Univ. of MD, College Park (campus map)
- Presenter: Courtland C. Lee, Ph.D. – Professor, Director Counselor Education Program – Univ. of MD at College Park
- Cost: See flyer or website for cost information and to register via the mail or online.
African American males face formidable challenges to their educational achievement. There is a serious stifling of aspiration and pride on the part of many African American male youth from kindergarten through college. African American males tend to experience significant alienation from the educational process. Indications of massive educational failure on the part of African males can be found in school systems across the country. Such failure often begins as early as the third grade, with many African American males either dropping out or being pushed out of school for behavioral problems by the seventh grade.
This troubling situation calls for aggressive action by educators. Concerted efforts are needed to develop comprehensive approaches for promoting the academic, career, and personal-social development of young African American males.