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Minority Male Leadership Association

John Davis, a second year MBA student at the Simon School has been instrumental in launching a new organization, the Minority Male Leadership Association (MMLA).  The mission statement of MMLA explores the characteristics of successful minority male leaders and builds a community of young driven minority men focused on success by providing mentorship and promoting excellence.

MMLA Objectives:

  • Symposium in April 2013 will partner with Teen Health and Success Program to build a mentorship program.  The day is designed to be a dynamic and productive forum – focused on better understanding the obstacles leading up to success in young minority men and providing positive male role models
  • Take action on this critical-issue of minority males achieving success by bring on more awareness to Schott report (black male graduation rates – 9 %, Latinos 11% -> Lowest district in country) More info 
    • Past event: “The Urgency of Now! Discussion of the Schott Report on Black Male Graduation Rates” Friday, 2/15, LeChase Hall, Room 141 sponsored by GSOC, SADE. Discussion Leaders: John Davis (Simon), Douglas Flowe (AS&E), Peter Kungu (Simon), David Paul (URMC)
    • 4th Annual  Diversity Conference, April 12th – “Our Differences, Our Strengths”- Workshop that draws attention to the issues as well as presents models for solutions to engage the community
  • Provide more long-term support to minority males in order to help improve recruitment, retention, graduation and overall success of minority males in Rochester, NY (Enrichment seminars, Community service projects, Annual symposium)

We’re really proud of our MBA students who follow their passions and take initiative to support the community of Rochester.  If you are interested in learning more or donating resources, connect with John and the leadership team of MMLA: minoritymaleleadershiproc@gmail.com

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