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Malik Evans

The 3rd Annual Minority Male Success Symposium sponsored by the Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA) will be held at the University of Rochester on April 25, 2015 at the Simon Business School. The Minority Male Leadership Association is an affinity group at the University of Rochester that is dedicated to exploring the characteristics of successful minority male leaders. In doing so, we aim to 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%.

Our annual Symposium serves to combat this daunting statistic through educational and motivational activities designed to strengthen mentorship between MMLA and the students within the Rochester City School District. We engage students with dynamic programming consisting of workshops, discussions, and networking events. Students who attend will be able to participate in workshops that include: 1) a college panel staffed with MMLA undergraduate members who will highlight the benefits and importance of higher education from personal experiences, 2) a workshop on goal-setting and self-motivation called “What's your Why?”, 3) a financial workshop that explains how to pay for college, and 4) a culminating Keynote Address from local non-profit founder Greg Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins’ is the CEO of a local nonprofit organization called Changing The Community (CTC) which trains and mentors student athletes preparing them to succeed at the next level and in life.

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