Miami Dade College North Campus to Host Inaugural Black Male Symposium

Miami, March 1, 2016 – Nearly 250 black males from area high schools will participate in the inaugural Black Male Symposium: The Gateway to Success at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 10, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus.  The symposium is an initiative that concentrates on motivating and empowering black males to pursue educational avenues beyond high school.  It is an effort to connect young men with mentors who are positive influences and inspirational figures.

“This event will provide an ideal forum that will engage, empower, and inspire our young men to explore the countless career and educational opportunities available to them as they pursue a higher education,” said Dr. Malou C. Harrison, president of the North Campus.

Students will take part in motivational seminars that range from networking for success to building a personal brand. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Marlon A. Hill, J.D. of the Hamilton, Miller and Birthisel law firm. Other speakers include Vincent T. Brown, City Attorney for Opa Locka and owner of the Brown Law Group; Donovan Campbell, Sports Reporter for WSVN; and Kevin Sharpley, President and CEO of Kijik Multimedia Inc., and Chairman/Executive Director of CineViSun Transmedia.

The participating students are from area high schools including: Miami Carol City Senior High, Mavericks High School, Miami Norland Senior High, North Miami Beach Senior High, North Miami Senior High, and Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High.

For more information, please contact Shantelle Maxwell at 305-237-1673.