Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Language Arts and Leadership Conference, 2016
April 13, we hosted 30 students for our "Language Arts and Leadership" conference. The event involved high school black boys in learning activities and workshops designed to enhance their engagements with active thinking and conversations. The event also included a book fair and mixed media listening session.
A year ago, we hosted a similar conference. This year, we hosted students from 4 area high schools: East St. Louis Senior High School, Edwardsville High School, the SIUE/East St. Louis Charter High School, and Collinsville High School. The majority of the students were 9th and 10th graders. The guys enjoyed the activities and interacting with each other.
What follows are entries concerning aspects of the conference.
• A photo-review the Language Arts & Leadership Conference
• Conference attendees visit the EBR Learning Center
• A free book fair for African American boys