FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Bedrock Youth Academy will present Man University and King's Feast, an opportunity for 120 young men of color to visit the IPFW campus for workshops dedicated to molding young leaders.
The program, run in conjunction with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA) at IPFW, Bedrock Youth Academy, My Brother’s Keeper, and Chosen One Productions, developed the mentoring initiative to bolster and support leadership skills for pre-college students.
"The university has identified an opportunity to address the retention and graduation rate of both African-American and Latino males," said Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services/CTE coordinator. "We are committed to providing opportunities that explain and enhance college attendance, access, career exploration, and service learning for students."
Man University and King's Feast takes place July 26–27 at IPFW. Students from Bedrock Academy will take part in workshops, listen to guest speakers, and have the opportunity to stay overnight in IPFW Student Housing. ODMA will provide on-site mentoring opportunities to the students as part of the university's existing "Brother2Brother" program.
For more information, contact Nicole Wilkins, chief communications officer, 260-481-4174, email@example.com or Christopher Riley, assistant director of multicultural services, Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, at 260-481-6847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.