South Carolina State University hosted more than 1,000 students during the annual Brothers’ Keeper Leadership Summit held Feb. 22-23. The summit was sponsored by the S.C. State 1890 Research and Extension Program.
“To say we had a great time at the fifth annual Brothers' Keeper Leadership Summit is an understatement. I believe this year was particularly transformative and special," said Dr. Rashad Anderson, an assistant professor of teacher education at S.C. State and coordinator of the annual summit.
Anderson is also campus director for the Call Me MISTER program, which is designed to recruit, train and place more men of color in elementary school classrooms. In addition, he is an advisor for the 101 Black Men Society.
The university has collaborated with local school districts for the past five years in hosting the leadership summit geared toward K-12 male students.
The theme for this year's event was “One Man Can Change the World. Are YOU Ready to Be That Change!?”
The facilitators for the elementary and middle school students' summit included members of the Call Me MISTER Program from S.C. State and Claflin University.
The student-based organization 101 Black Men Society served as facilitators for the high school summit.
Kyle A. Greene, Dr. Anthony Broughton and Tim Bowers were among the notable black male speakers and educators who also participated in the summit.
S.C. State is among the few universities with a summit that involves elementary- and middle school-age male students.
For more information regarding future summits, contact Dr. Rashad Anderson at 803-536-8490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.