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500+ Young Men of Color Expected at Annual Summit

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2018-03-15T09:37:40+00:00 November 10, 2016|News, Previous Event|
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500+ Young Men of Color Expected at Annual Summit

  • Highline College Black and Brown Male Summit Poster

Young men of color are invited to Highline College for the 2016 Black and Brown Male Summit.

Scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2016, the daylong summit is for high school students from King and Pierce counties.

During the summit, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Highline’s main campus, attendees can choose from 16 workshops and participate in a roundtable discussion.

Rashad Norris

Rashad Norris, Director of Community Engagement, is one of the co-founders of Highline’s Black and Brown Male Summit.

Last year, more than 550 students and chaperones attended. Started in 2011, the annual summit is longest-running event of its kind in Western Washington.

The goal of the summit is to empower, encourage and educate, while addressing the obstacles and barriers young men of color face in succeeding in higher education and in life.

Highline serves the most ethnically and culturally diverse area in the state, which is reflected in its student body that includes more than 70 percent students of color.

To reduce barriers to participation, the summit is underwritten by the college and through sponsorships.

This year’s event sponsors include Rotary Club of Federal Way, United Way of King County, Highline College Foundation and Highline College Office of the President.

Contact Rashad Norris at (206) 592-3939 or rnorris@highline.edu.