Title

Engage Me or Enrage! Redefining Images of Young Men of Color

First Presenter's Institution

The Cambio Group and Johns Hopkins University

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Harborside Center East

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

We are losing our boys—not only academically, but also behaviorally and attitudinally—and too often, we fail to see the vulnerable young man who is hiding behind that tough-guy exterior. Boys’ under-performance— especially for boys of color and in poverty—is one of this country’s biggest barriers to school improvement, and it is tied, at a very basic level, to the disconnect between boys’ sense of who they are and what school has to offer them. Turnaround for boys in school starts with understanding their inner lives—the social, emotional, and biochemical drivers of boys’ motivation and engagement. This interactive workshop provides the building blocks of success through a powerful examination of male-female brain differences. In addition, Dr. Shields will share his new film, “Beyond Stereotypes,” which provides a platform for male students of color to validate important parts of their identities—parts that Black and Latino boys, in American culture, are typically pressured to silence or ignore

Summary

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Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

  • Motivational & Inspirational Speaker
  • Ubuntu Teacher
  • Youth Advocate
  • Leadership Coach
  • Author
  • Poet

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 8:30 AM

End Date

3-6-2018 9:45 AM

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Mar 6th, 8:30 AM Mar 6th, 9:45 AM

Engage Me or Enrage! Redefining Images of Young Men of Color

Harborside Center East

We are losing our boys—not only academically, but also behaviorally and attitudinally—and too often, we fail to see the vulnerable young man who is hiding behind that tough-guy exterior. Boys’ under-performance— especially for boys of color and in poverty—is one of this country’s biggest barriers to school improvement, and it is tied, at a very basic level, to the disconnect between boys’ sense of who they are and what school has to offer them. Turnaround for boys in school starts with understanding their inner lives—the social, emotional, and biochemical drivers of boys’ motivation and engagement. This interactive workshop provides the building blocks of success through a powerful examination of male-female brain differences. In addition, Dr. Shields will share his new film, “Beyond Stereotypes,” which provides a platform for male students of color to validate important parts of their identities—parts that Black and Latino boys, in American culture, are typically pressured to silence or ignore