B.R.E.A. Members Attend Male Minority Initiative

main.jpgStudent leaders from Hennepin Technical College’s B.R.E.A (Blacks Rising in Education and Academics) student club attended the 2017 Male Minority Initiative conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  Sponsored by The President’s Roundtable, The Male Minority Initiative conference is an intensive two and a half day leadership seminar for men enrolled in Men of Color Leadership programs across the country.  It is an honor to attend this leadership seminar, as the selection process is rigorous and requires students to submit personal statements, letters of recommendation, college transcripts and a record of community involvement.

This year’s seminar was themed “Man-UP:  Educating Minority Males for Leadership and Service” and proved to be an enriching experience for all who attended.  It gave students an opportunity to interact with other students from across the country, volunteer at Synergy in Baltimore, participate in sessions given by black presidents of community colleges and meet Cory McCray, Maryland House of Delegates Representative. 

The Male Minority Initiative is a year-long program designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and completion rates of men of color enrolled at participating colleges throughout the United States.  This innovative leadership program creates an atmosphere of unity and community, promotes academic excellence, connects students to campus resources, and engages participants in community programs.