MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified and San Diego Community College District Host First Ever "BE YOUR STORY" African American Post-Graduation Success Summit 2018

Posted: Friday, May 25th 2018


MEDIA ADVISORY
May 25, 2018


San Diego Unified and San Diego Community College District Host First Ever "BE YOUR STORY" African American Post-Graduation Success Summit 2018
 
WHAT: The San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Community College District in partnership with UCSD Create and the San Diego Workforce Partnership will host the first ever African American Post-Graduation Success Summit honoring a collaborative commitment to educational equity and college access. The purpose of this Summit is to encourage students' connection to community groups supporting their post-secondary ambitions, emphasize the power of a strong cultural identity, and reinforce the importance of crafting a personal narrative.
 
Students will leave the event with concrete connections to the resources available for navigating workforce preparation and post-secondary planning in addition to learning about stress management, wellness services, student communities, and college life through the lens of near-peer mentors. Students will participate in innovative workshops that focus on navigating post-secondary life, financial literacy, and career possibilities.
 
More than 650 students have been invited to team up with near-peer mentors and participants from the collegiate and professional communities, giving them an opportunity to learn from their experiences and knowledge about their success after high school graduation. The Summit will feature keynote speaker Nate Howard, one of NBC News' 28 black leaders in the nation under 28, and San Diego Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is also the founder of Movement BE, an organization aimed at inspiring young black students to "tell their story before someone else tells it for them."
 
WHEN:  Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: San Diego City College, 1313 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
                Harry West Gymnasium
                Street parking is available alongside San Diego City College on Park Blvd.
Additional parking is available at no cost in all campus parking lots. All ticketing has been suspended for the event.
 
VISUALS: Over 650 students attending workshops and visiting various resource fair vendors, live music and entertainment featuring a student drumline/band performance, dance/step show
 
DETAILS: See attached flyer for summit timeline and events schedule
 
SPEAKERS:
*    Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified School District Superintendent
*    Cheryl Hibbeln, San Diego Unified School District Executive Director, Secondary Schools
*    Dr. Ricky Shabazz, President of San Diego City College
*    Dr. Erin Charlens, San Diego City College Counselor, UMOJA Program Coordinator, African American Post-Graduation Success Summit 2018 Event Coordinator
*    Nate Howard, Keynote speaker, Movement BE
*    Brittany Jasper, Morse High School Senior and San Diego Unified Equity Ambassador
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343 Imcneil@Sandi.net<mailto:Imcneil@Sandi.net>
                                 Edgar Hopida, San Diego City College, 619-913-0719, email: ehopida@sdccd.edu<mailto:ehopida@sdccd.edu>
 

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