In the winter of 2013, several minority men gathered on campus to share a vision to create an organization for (undergraduates, graduates, and faculty/staff) that would foster mentorship and success among minority men in the Rochester community.
The Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA) is proud to be a new affinity group at the University of Rochester. Our mission, "We, the Minority Male Leadership Association, are dedicated to exploring the characteristics of successful minority male leaders. We will build a community of young driven minority men focused on success by providing mentorship and promoting excellence.” One of our primary goals is to connect with the Rochester community as a whole to help improve the plight of young minority men, who are graduating from the Rochester City School District at only 9%. [http://www.blackboysreport.org/urgency-of-now.pdf]
We seek to meet such a need by creating quality programming targeted for young driven minority men in the Rochester community.
On April 21st, 2013, we hosted our 1st Annual Conference: Minority Male Success Symposium. Who participated in the symposium? 35 high school students, 40 college students, and 35 graduate students, faculty and staff volunteers were confirmed for attendance.
--Click here to read and listen to the YNN coverage of the event.
--Click here to read the Minority Reporter coverage of the event.
This is an exciting time for MMLA as we are generating substantial support across the city of Rochester. There is a need for mentors to fill our ranks to help support at the undergrad and high school level. If you are interested in being a mentor, please click on the membership page to inquire. As strong men of our community, please remember that “as iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another.”