SHS Hosts First Ever Leadership & Empowerment Summit
A four-day workshop at Sycamore High School is empowering African American male students to achieve their dreams.
Over 30 students participated in the first-ever Leadership & Empowerment Summit June 25-28. The free event centered around post-secondary aspirations, helping students develop a sense of empowerment and confidence in their own abilities.
“Our goal is to provide positive African American role models and strong support structures to motivate young adult African American men to accomplish their dreams,” said Dr. Yejide Mack, Sycamore High School Assistant Principal.
The summit focused on leadership development, character development and improving and growing personally, socially, and academically.
“We want to provide these young male leaders with the supports necessary to help them work to their full potential and reach their goals and dreams," said Dr. Mack.
During the four-day event, students heard from local business and community leaders as well as Sycamore alumni including:
Michael Matthews, Regional Director of Business Development, Mercy Health (SHS Alumni 2002)