GBMCAA & TJX Companies, Inc. Present the 6th Annual Young Men's Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Greater Boston Morehouse College Alumni Association & TJX Companies, Inc. Present
The 6th Annual Young Men's Leadership Conference
ENLIGHTEN, EMPOWER, ENCOURAGE!!!
The Young Men's Leadership Conference (YMLC) is an annual, FREE, one-day conference that offers empowerment, enlightenment, and guidance to middle and high school males of color in the Greater Boston community (grades 7-12). By encapsulating and effectuating the mission and vision of Morehouse College "to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today," the GBMCAA hopes to maximize the potential of young men of color. Since 2012, over 1000 young men of color from over 60 schools in the Greater Boston area have participated and been impacted in the areas of college preparedness, career readiness, professional development, and civic engagement. Morehouse College alumni, representatives from our community, and corporate partners have led and facilitated nearly 20 workshops on topics ranging from S.T.E.M. and entrepreneurship to personal branding, civic engagement, and financial literacy.
We also have a parental track of workshops so that we may address inquiries and strategies about preparing for your young man's future, and more. Register to be a part of the conference (Only 40 individual slots available for registration, first come, first serve).
The Young Men's Leadership Conference seeks to:
- Provide new and innovative approaches to guiding young men of color in the 21st century to live healthy, holistic lives;
- Empower young men of color to make healthy and informed decisions concerning their lives;
- Equip young men of color to recognize and develop their leadership skills; and,
- Encourage young men of color to complete high school and seek higher levels of education.
Take the MBTA Green Line (“D”) towards Riverside to the Chestnut Hill stop. Follow the steps up and turn left onto Hammond Street. Beaver Country Day School is a ten-minute walk down Hammond Street and is on the right one-half mile after crossing Route 9.
From Downtown Boston by Car
Follow Route 9 West through Brookline to the intersection of Route 9 and Hammond Street. (Please note that Route 9 is also called Huntington Avenue in Boston and Boylston Street in Brookline.) Turn left onto Hammond Street (you will see two gas stations on opposite corners). Beaver Country Day School is on the right, one-half mile down Hammond Street at the intersection of Woodland Road. Visitor parking is on the right as you enter the campus.
From North, West, or South of Boston
Take Route 128 to exit 20 for Route 9 East. Follow Route 9 for 3.6 miles, and then turn right onto Hammond Street (you will see two gas stations on opposite corners). Beaver Country Day School is on the right, one-half mile down Hammond Street at the intersection of Woodland Road. Visitor parking is on the right as you enter the campus.
Parking: Beaver Country Day has ample onsite parking.
Bryant T. Marks, Sr. is a minister, researcher, master teacher and human developmentalist. His calling/passion/purpose is to develop the knowledge, wisdom, and skills of others that will allow them to reach their full potential and live their lives with purpose and passion. He is particularly driven to identify the factors that foster the affirmative personal and academic development Black males and create programs and publications that incorporate these factors. Dr. Marks combines research from social, educational, and cognitive psychology with hip-hop, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and African/African American history to engage, inform, and inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Dr. Marks is a tenured professor of psychology at Morehouse College, director of the Program for Research on Black Male Achievement, and Presidential Advisor with the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Dr. Marks also served as a Special Advisor to the White House Initiative on HBCUs from January through May of 2016. He is the former director of the Morehouse Research Institute and the Morehouse Male Initiative. Dr. Marks holds a B.A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. He was an Assistant Professor of psychology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois-Chicago from 2000-2004. Dr. Marks returned to Morehouse College in the fall of 2004. In addition to being a faculty member at Morehouse College, he also serves as a visitor to the Morehouse College Board of Trustees (Read Dr. Marks' Full Bio).
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