Men of Color Leadership Institute
April 28-29, 2017
Student Government Association at Prairie View A&M University is conducting the first ever Men of Color leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is centered around addressing issues that concern minority men across America so that we can provide these young collegiate men with a space to discuss various issues as well equip them with the necessary knowledge to try to make changes for other minority men not only on their campuses, but in their perspective communities.
The Leadership Institute will focus on four key areas which we believe will have the most significant impact for individual’s attending. The focus areas are Economics, Politics, Education, and Social Concepts. These particular areas were labeled as target areas by the development committee because each of these areas, when truly mastered can be used to make positive change around the world.
Invited schools List
Prairie View A&M University
Texas Southern University
University of Houston
University of Houston Downtown
Houston Baptist University
Sam Houston State University
Texas A&M University
University of Texas San Antonio
University of North Texas
Paul Quinn College
University of Texas at Austin
Houston Community College
Lone Star College Cy-Fair
Stephan F. Austin State University
Registration link here: https://secure.touchnet.com/C20166_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=447
Student Cost: 30.00
There are two options for overnight accommodations, this is a separate cost. You will need to contact the hotels to make your reservations.
Holiday Inn Express, 31380 Farm to Market 2920, Waller, TX 77484
Reservations: (936) 372-3700
LaQuinta Inn (Cypress), 27130 Hwy 290, Cypress, TX 77429
Reservations: (281) 304-2711
We strongly encourage double occupancy reservations. Cancellations must be received 72 hours prior to arrival or one (1) night room and tax will be assessed.
We also encourage early check-in when you make your reservations!
Also, please do not make reservations for return flights prior to 3PM on Saturday. This is so that students can participate fully until the end of the conference at 3PM Saturday.
SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
Friday, April 28
12:00 am-1:30 pm Check In, MSC Registration
1:30 pm Welcome & Opening Session
2:00 pm – 4:45 pm Workshop Sessions
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Evening Activity
10:00 pm Buses Depart for Hotels
Saturday, April 29
8:00 am Buses depart hotels to Campus
8:30 am Breakfast
9:15 am Concurrent Sessions
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Concurrent Sessions
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Keynote Speaker
2:45 pm Closing
Social Media – #MOCLI2K17
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson was born in Milwaukee, WI but has lived in several places during his childhood including Hawaii and New York. He considers Milwaukee, AKA: “The Mil” his hometown because of the family ties.
Joe Johnson understands the meaning of struggle but has lived with a mentality instilled in him by his mother, ” I can do and be anything I want in life”. Johnson learned the value of education from both parents but as he began his love for sports at an early age, his focus with competing on the football field and basketball court caused him to develop a “who cares” attitude toward his education.
Growing up in the inner-city of Milwaukee allowed for Johnson to almost fall victim to what many young males were doing in his neighborhood. Sports were his key out of a city where many black and Hispanic males were often victims of gang violence and self-destruction. After becoming a high school standout football and basketball player, his education finally caught up with him when Division 1 colleges passed on him when finding out his grade point average and his score of 13 on the ACT (standardized test). After taking the long route by attending community college then enrolling in a university, he understood education and its affect but he continued his mediocre classroom habits with hopes of playing professional football. Although the opportunity to play professional football was close, his dream faded away and Johnson was stuck graduating with his 2.4 college grade point average and no plans about his future.
Johnson soon learned the power of competing in the classroom, the same way he competed in sports. With his new found attitude and focus , he began to excel academically after being accepted into a Master’s program. Johnson began to love learning and realized his purpose was working with the youth and allowing others to be inspired by his voice.
As a proud graduate of Milwaukee Bay View high school, Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s degree in Counselor Education from Western Michigan University, and a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida and is ready to take on the world!
ATTIRE/THINGS TO BRING
Attire for the conference is business professional. Name tag must be worn at all times
Business Professional Clothing
Toiletries/Personal Care Items
Note Pad & Pen