The LEAGUE, Cal Poly Pomona’s male success initiative, is hosting a virtual summit on Friday, March 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. with the theme of “Planting the Seeds for Success.” The summit aims to inspire male students of color during this difficult time to continue their education and get connected with important campus resources to support their growth.
“It is important for us to create spaces like these to instill a sense of community and connection in our young men so they know they are not alone on their academic journey. We aim to equip them with the tools necessary for success at Cal Poly Pomona and beyond,” said Tyree Vance, senior coordinator for the initiative.
The summit will feature two student keynote speakers – Luis Borja and Justyn Fulton. In addition, the summit will have informational sessions focused on career preparation with the Career Center, as well as a session on academic success with the Office of Student Success, where the new CPP Connect planner tool feature will be highlighted.
Additionally, students can hear from university leaders, including President Soraya M. Coley, Vice President for Student Affairs Christina Gonzales, and Provost Sylvia A. Alva.
The LEAGUE works to improve college access, retention, graduation rates, and sense of belonging for men of color by connecting all self-identified men of color to campus services, supports, and resources. The program’s pillars of development include academic success, career discernment, identity development/personal wellbeing, and community engagement/community connection.