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Discussion of African American boys mentoring program at campus

4/4/2012 —


7:00-9:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, Conference Center
 “Mentoring our Future African American Leaders”

Three local community leaders will discuss the mentoring needs of African American boys in the Alle-Kiski Valley from 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Conference Center at Penn State New Kensington.

George Hubbard, chief executive officer of Habsco, Laura Varner-Norman, general manager of WAMO 100.1 FM, and Kevin Snider, chancellor of Penn State New Kensington, will share their perspectives on the importance of mentors and mentoring programs within the Alle-Kiski community. The topic, “Mentoring our Future African American Leaders,” focuses on involving the community to develop a comprehensive mentoring program for African American boys.

Supported by a $10,000 grant from The Heinz Endowments, the program is a response to the foundation’s African American Men and Boys Task Force that funded the survey of the academic, social, and economic needs of African American families in the Alle-Kiski community. The mentoring program addresses the need to provide educational and economic opportunity to local youth.  Community input is sought for the development of a mentoring program at the Penn State New Kensington campus.

The event is free to the public, and reservations are encouraged as seating is limited. Please RSVP to Candee Christy, at724-334-6050 or clc36@psu.edu via email.

The Heinz Endowments supports efforts to make southwestern Pennsylvania a premier place to live and work, a center for learning and educational excellence, and a region that embraces diversity and inclusion.

For more about the Endowments, visit http://www.heinz.org/ online

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