A mission of Lone Star College is to increase the number of minority male students.
To accomplish that goal and to prepare more young men at an earlier age for success after high school, LSC-Kingwood will host the annual African American and Hispanic Institute for Males June 17-20. Sponsored by the Men’s Center, this conference is open to African American and Hispanic males age 13-15. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 24.
“The vision for this institute is to ensure that the college’s commitment to student success reaches the African American and Hispanic male populations,” said Al Dorsey, Men’s Center director. “This is an underserved population that does not make college a first choice after high school.”
The African American and Hispanic Institute for Males is a four-day intense program that will cover a variety of topics such as leadership, cultural heritage, life skills, interview etiquette, and college preparedness. Participants will develop skills that will lead them to brighter futures. They will also have an opportunity to interact with positive male role models and connect with leaders who can serve as mentors.
“I loved the male institute because it addressed issues that are important and relevant to my boys as they move forward in the world we live in today,” said Rebecca Chavez, a mother of two program graduates. “What made it even better was that the program was male-led and these men looked like them.”
The LSC-Kingwood African American and Hispanic Institute for Males will take place at the college in the Student Conference Center from 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Participants will receive lunch each day. For more information or to register for the conference, visit http://www.lonestar.edu/aaim-him.htm or email Alfred.Dorsey@lonestar.edu.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, online and hybrid formats. For more information or to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration. For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, 10 centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.