THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
BLACK MALE SUMMIT
Join us April 8-9, 2016, for the Black Male Summit, a national platform for best practices and innovative strategies focusing on cradle-to-career success for African-American males.
LIVE FROM THE SUMMIT: THE TOM JOYNER SHOW
The nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show will broadcast live from the Summit this year.
BRIAN HEAT AT HIGH SCHOOL SESSION
Career educator and trainer Brian Heat (bio) will speak to high school students at a special session April 8.
Four reasons you should attend the summit
- Empowerment – The summit annually demonstrates the importance of Black Male success in the classroom, the community and the world. Through dynamic speakers, attendees feel inspired to achieve their goals and empowered to write their own narrative of success.
- Enrichment – The summit boasts numerous breakout sessions geared to educating and developing the future leaders of tomorrow. The sessions represent the perfect opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the evolving conversations.
- Engagement – The summit has achieved national recognition and a yearly gathering of the nation’s best and brightest minority students and professionals. The networking opportunities for attendees represent an overwhelming draw to the conference and fosters continued generational relationships.
- Encouragement – At the summit, attendees meet other students and professionals with similar stories, successes, shared interests and common challenges. The bond that is created moves beyond the weekend of the summit, building brotherhood and lasting connections.
DATE AND LOCATION
Friday, April 8 events held at the John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill Street Akron, OH 44308 Tel: (330) 374-8900.
Saturday, April 9 events held at The University of Akron Student Union 303 Carroll Street Akron, OH 44325 Tel: (330) 972-4636.
LEGACY AWARD HONOREES
Learn about these remarkable men and make a contribution to the scholarship fund. [BMS Legacy site]
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All are invited. In recent years, the summit has drawn educators, policy makers, community leaders and others from across the United States.
Lee A. Gill, J.D.
Lawrence J. Burns
Debbie McKinney, 330-338-3893
John Turner, 330-972-6917