Webinar Series - Young Men of Color: Charting a Way for Educational Success

Jun 27 - Aug 29
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 1:00pm - Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 2:00pm

Young Men of Color: Charting a Way for Educational Success Webinar Series

Please join the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center and the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) as we continue our three-part webinar series, Young Men of Color: Charting a Way for Educational Success. The series focuses on three areas that are critical in helping young men of color move through the K–12 to higher education continuum successfully: family and community engagement, promoting college and career readiness, and academic and social supports. 

Upcoming Webinars


Past Webinars

Promoting College and Career Readiness
August 29, 2012

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In order to ensure the academic success of young men of color, it is important to advance scalable programs and strategies that ensure that all students are college and career ready when they graduate high school. Leaders across the K16 continuum can do this by developing supportive missions, visions, and policies and by providing equitable access to pre-college curriculum, including AP and other advanced courses. 

Panelist Information:

  • Martin De Mucha Flores, Puente Project Statewide Trainer/Coordinator, The Puente Project
  • George Parker, Principal, Green Run High School
  • CHiXapkaid (Michael Pavel), Professor, Native American Studies in Education, University of Oregon 
  • Victor Thompson, Executive Director, National Pacific Islander Educator Network

Encouraging Family and Community Engagement
August 2, 2012

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Given the important role that family plays in the lives of young males, it is imperative that schools and postsecondary institutions develop policies and practices that encourage families and community members to become actively involved in the educational experience of their young men. For example, institutions may develop community outreach programs for students transitioning into society through GED or vocational education programs, encourage men of color to serve as mentors, or develop collaborations with businesses that specifically focus on young men of color. 

Panelist Information:

  • Sefa Aina, Associate Dean and Director, Asian American Resource Center, Pomona College
  • CHiXapkaid (Michael Pavel), Professor, Native American Studies in Education, University of Oregon
  • Alphonso  Rinc√≥n, President, Fathers Active in Communities & Education (FACE)
  • Cidra Sebastien, Associate Director, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol 

Linking Academic and Social Supports
June 27, 2012
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This webinar features a distinguished panel of practitioners that will provide practical strategies on academic and social support services that are improving the educational outcomes for young men of color. Presenters highlight scalable programs and strategies — including learning communities, tutoring, advising, mentoring and first-year experience programs — that integrate academic and social support services to improve the academic success of men of color.

Panelist Information:

  • Robert Bachicha, XY-Zone Senior Program Coordinator, Communities in Schools of Central Texas
  • Karen Francis Begay, Assistant Vice President, Tribal Relations, University of Arizona
  • Monty Hickman, Associate Director for Student Success Support Services, North Carolina Community College System

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