|Tyrone C. Howard, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at UCLA, will speak at the eighth annual Educational Symposium on Sept. 12.|
To prepare parents and students for the demands of higher education, Cal Poly Pomona and the Council of African-American Parents (CAAP) will co-host the eighth annual Educational Symposium. The event will be Sunday, Sept. 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Bronco Student Center. Tours of the campus, available by reservation, begin at 11 a.m. and noon.
The symposium is designed to empower, equip and increase awareness among parents and students so that they will maximize their educational opportunities. Workshops offer participants educational strategies proven to increase student achievement. Additionally, the event is structured to encourage parent participation through the use of campus tours, educational workshops and a resource fair.
The keynote speaker will be Tyrone Howard, an assistant professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. His research interests include multicultural education, the social and political context of schools, urban education, social studies education and the educational experience of African American students.
The event will also feature a panel discussion with high school students, college students and parents; an education fair; and comprehensive workshops and presentations from academic resources and support services, including Young Black Scholars, College Board, National Society of Black Engineers, A Better Chance, ACT, Dean Witter, A Better Chance, Sallie Mae and Princeton Review.
For more information or to RSVP, call Ingrid Johnson with CAAP at (909) 860-0793.