Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Fourth Annual Gathering of Leaders: Re-imagining Schooling for Boys and Young Men of Color

Dear Friends and Colleagues: It is with a great deal of enthusiasm that I write to announce the 2010 Gathering of Leaders, the premier annual event for the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. The Gathering has become well known for the quality of its program and highly regarded for the unrelenting focus on the affirmative development and education of boys and young men of color.

The Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color intends to continue this tradition at the 2010 Gathering of Leaders which will be held on April 22 - 24, 2010 in Washington, D.C. I am also pleased to announce that the School of Education at Howard University, under the leadership of Dean Lesley Fenwick, will serve as the conference site. Howard University is well known for the quality of its academic program and commitment to high standards of academic excellence. The theme of this 4th annual Gathering is Re-Imagining Schooling for Boys and Young Men of Color. It will feature workshops on promising practices led by educators from schools that are at the forefront of educating boys and young men of color.

The opening plenary session will be held on the morning of April 23rd with workshops continuing on April 23rd and 24th. Additional features include: Free pre-session for school leaders hosted by COSEBOC school founders and leaders on April 22nd; Congressional briefing on the status of K-12 education for boys and young men of color on April 22nd .

The Gathering of Leaders presents the perfect forum for us to test new paradigms and share promising practices. Gathering participants will have time to grapple with essential questions such as 'What do re-imagined schools look like?' 'How will these schools ensure successful outcomes for male students of color?' They will have time to reflect and learn with old friends and new associates. The conference registration fee is $395 for non-COSEBOC members, $295 for COSEBOC members. We are also offering a college student rate of $75 per day with a valid school ID. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER

The COSEBOC website will provide registration details, agenda updates, workshop listings and sign-up procedures, and hotel information for the beautiful Westin Hotel in City Center (1400 M Street NW Washington, D.C., 20005) As the only national organization fully dedicated to the affirmative development and education of male students of color, the theme of Re-Imagining Schooling poses an important and provocative challenge and opportunity. This is a conference not to be missed. It will be ground breaking. Please make your plans early. We anticipate full enrollment.

See you in D.C. Ron Walker Executive Director


COSEBOC is a collaborative network of schools that nurture success in boys of color. Working with these schools, COSEBOC is committed to high standards, exemplary instruction, and the building of coalitions within and outside the community. The intended long-term outcome of this coalition will be boys of color who are fully equipped to achieve academically, socially and emotionally. These schools will serve as models for the educational community, enabling educators to replicate the promising practices modeled in these schools.

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