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Jackson to participate in Men of Color Student Leadership Institute
September 5, 2012
A-B Tech student Jeremy Jackson has been selected to participate in the inaugural Men of Color Student Leadership Institute, Man-Up: Educating Minority Males for Leadership and Service Oct. 26-28 in Phoenix.
Jackson is enrolled in the Associate in Arts program with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in exercise psychology. He is an active member of the Minority Student Leadership Academy at A-B Tech, where he helps to coordinate campus activities such as campus tours, workshops and conferences. He was also one of the first recipients of the 100 Men and Women Minority Scholarship awarded through A-B Tech’s Foundation.
Jackson volunteers with the Developing Future Male Leaders program at the Grant Center, where he mentors young males in third through fifth grades. “I would like to motivate and inspire youth. Youth are the heart of the community, so I would encourage them to get a superior education. I want to ensure our youth remain in school, graduate, and enroll in college. My aim is to mentor future generations,” he said.
Sponsored by the Presidents’ Roundtable of the National Council on Black American Affairs, the institute selects applicants on the basis of their cumulative GPA, community service, a letter of recommendation and a written or video essay. Students at the institute will attend sessions on career readiness, personal health and wellness, financial literacy, entrepreneurship and other topics.