Educational Summit on “The State of Black Boys” to Address Critical Issues and Solutions


From The West Central Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce

The West Central Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce, Covered Girls, LLC, BEC Electric, and the National Education Foundation 20/20 are pleased to announce the upcoming educational summit on “The State of Black Boys.”

The summit will be held on July 27, 2023, from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. at the University of West Georgia, Newnan Campus located at 80 Jackson Street in Newnan.

The summit aims to address the critical issues faced by Black boys in education and provide actionable solutions to foster their success. Dr. Frankie Bell and Deacon Felix C. Bell will serve as the hosts for this important event, which brings together renowned experts, educators, community leaders, and stakeholders.

Distinguished panelists will include:

1. Dr. Otha Thornton – Dr. Thornton served as the 53rd National PTA President from 2013 to 2015. He is a passionate advocate for children’s education and has extensive experience in fostering parental engagement and improving educational outcomes.

2. Mr. Jerome Cofield – As the Founder of Empowerment 3D and a National Mentor for Black Males, Mr. Cofield has dedicated his life to empowering young Black men. His work focuses on mentoring, character development, and equipping them with the skills and resources necessary for success.

3. Mr. Kevin Jones – With an extensive background as a Wraparound Coordinator for Georgia RESA, Mr. Jones has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by at-risk youth. He will share insights on how to provide comprehensive support systems and resources to ensure the success of Black boys.

4. Mr. Virgil McIver – As a Mental Health Therapist specializing in Youth Crisis Intervention, Mr. McIver brings invaluable expertise in addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of Black boys. He will shed light on the importance of mental health support and strategies to overcome barriers.

The educational summit will feature informative discussions, interactive sessions, and practical strategies designed to empower educators, parents, and community leaders. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with the panelists, share their experiences, and gain valuable insights into ensuring the success and well-being of Black boys.

We believe that addressing the challenges faced by Black boys in education is crucial for creating a more equitable society. By fostering their academic achievement, social-emotional development, and overall well-being, we can unlock their full potential and contribute to a brighter future.

Media representatives, educators, community leaders, parents, and anyone interested in improving the educational outcomes of Black boys are encouraged to attend this enlightening event. Registration is now open, and limited seats are available.

For more information and registration, please visit EVENTBRITE.

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