Feb. 25, 2019 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The fourth-annual African-American Male Achievement Conference will be a day of inspiration, learning, sharing and caring for our male students in ninth through 12 grades.
The conference will focus on school achievement, graduation, college, choices, careers and becoming a positive young man in the community and world. A culturally relevant film shown will be shown near the conclusion of the event.
The conference is planned for 9:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. March 6 at Grand Rapids Community College’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center and the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse. It is a collaboration between Urban League of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Public Schools, GRCC, and Grand Valley State University.
Rhondo Cooper, a social emotional consultant for GRPS, will be the keynote speaker. He specializes in uplifting African-American males and supporting fathers and developing youth programs, while focusing on resiliency, anger management, and other interpersonal and communications issues. He has more than 20 years of experience in youth development and is the immediate past director of GRCC’s Upward Bound program.