Black, Brown & College Bound Summit: 

Rebuilding the “Village” for African American & Latino Males in Higher Education

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Ms. Sheila McCants 
Black, Brown & College Bound Summit  or


Thursday February 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM EST
Saturday February 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST

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Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina 
700 South Florida Avenue Tampa
Tampa, FL 33602

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Black, Brown & College Bound 7th Annual Summit 


Rebuilding the “Village” for African American & Latino Males in Higher Education

Last year, a study by the College Board found that “16 percent of Latino and 28 percent of African-American men between 25 to 34 had obtained an associate degree or higher as of 2008, while the comparable figure for White men was 44 percent and for Asian men, 70 percent.” Another College Board statistic is that as of 2009, 9.8 percent of all bachelor’s degrees were awarded to African-Americans and 8.3 to Hispanics.  Targeting Blacks, Latinos for College Success: No Man Left Behind by Clarence V. Reynolds, July 10, 2012

The “village” has the power to positively influence African American and Latino men to be successful.  The above data substantiates the need to “rebuild the village” for African American and Latino males to complete college degrees.  However, over the last decade, men of color continue to struggle to overcome economic disparity, stereotypical media images, low expectations, and misleading political/ social issues about them.  Thus, the imperative in this 21st century is to “rebuild” our society by including African American and Latino men and help them strengthen their identities; cultural heritage; community involvement; and educational achievement.

The 7th annual 2013 Black, Brown & College Bound (BBCB) Summit invites you to join us and contribute toward the solutions of “rebuilding the village”.    The 21st century requires a collective consciousness that would allow educational professionals and practitioners to work together to explore solutions and develop new innovative ideas.   This collective action and responsibility belong to everyone that touches the lives of African American and Latino males. 

 The 2013 BBCB theme will address topics relating to identity, masculinity, culture, community, and education.  The aforementioned topics comprise the main foci in the 21st century village that will impact the success and future of African American and Latino men in college.