THE MBK HOUSTON BULLETIN BOARD
"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
SAVE THE DATE: Catch Your Success College Fair
One Stop College Success Fair
Saturday, Sep. 24th, 9am-1pm
4802 Lockwood Drive
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
• Meningitis shot record (immunization available on-site)
• FINAL high school transcript (help available on-site)
• Valid photo ID
• Parent AND student 2015 tax returns
Don't delay, ACT TODAY!
Saturday, Sep. 24th, 10am-12pm
10677 Homestead Road
The Houston Public Library in partnership with Put It In A Book Foundation and other literacy and education stakeholders invite you to take part in a groundbreaking program, Groomed for Literacy. Groomed for Literacy aims to address the literacy gap or underserved youth, with specific emphasis on young boys of color.
Groomed for Literacy will help establish a culture and love of reading by increasing access to books in communities identified with high populations of individuals having low literacy, low income and low access to quality books. This program supports the placement of Little Free Libraries, stocked with books, in barbershops citywide.
If you want to make a difference and be a part of the change necessary to help our youth, then take these important steps:
Step 1: SIGN UP!
Visit www.houstonlibrary.org/groomedforliteracy and be a participating barbershop to have books placed in your barbershop.
Step 2: SPEAK UP!
Tell other reputable barbers and barbershop owners about the program so they may get involved too!
Step 3: SHOW UP!
Attend the program launch event on Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10 AM-12 PM to participate in the building of the Little Free Libraries that will house the books that go into the barbershops. Find out more on the launch event.
Don’t delay, ACT TODAY!
or call 832-393-1313 for more information
SAVE THE DATE: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER FORUM
Latino Young Men & Boys Forum at the University of Houston-Downtown
Friday, Sep. 30th, 8am-2pm
1 South Main Street
The Latino Young Men & Boys Forum will feature sessions for local youth and adults who work with them. Sessions for young people will focus on identity, others’ perceptions of them, and goal-setting. Sessions for adults will look into the effect of zero tolerance policies, restorative justice practices, and examples of culturally grounded restorative justice practices being used successfully in Houston and around the country. Featuring:
LUIS J. RODRIGUEZ, the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, and the author of fifteen books, including the best-selling memoir, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.
JAVIER O. HUERTA, the author of American Copia (Arte Público Press, 2012) and Some Clarifications y otros poemas (Arte Público Press, 2007), winner of the Chicano/Latino Literature Prize.
HENRY A. J. RAMOS, the Executive Director of Equal Voice Action, a national political action and membership organization for low-income and working-class American families, and the co-editor with Frank de Jesús Acosta of Latino Young Men and Boys in Search of Justice: Testimonies (Arte Público Press, 2016) and Overcoming Disparity: Latino Young Men and Boys (Arte Público Press, 2016)
RSVPs are enabled for this event.