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‘Levels 2 Success’ a guide to college for young, minority males

April 17, 2014
group portrait of students and staff of the MMLAMembers of the Minority Male Leadership Association.

WHO: Nearly 40 minority male high school students from the Rochester City School District will participate in the “Levels 2 Success” symposium, which highlights the benefits and importance of higher education, as well as how professional development plays a role in getting accepted into college.

TIME, DATE, PLACE: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, in the Simon Graduate School of Business on the University’s River Campus.

WHAT: “Levels 2 Success: A Guide to Higher Education,” is a symposium organized by the Minority Male Leadership Association, an affinity group at the University of Rochester. The day includes three workshop sessions that will teach students strategies to get into college or graduate school and will equip them with the necessary skills to identify career goals and an academic plan to successfully achieve them.

At 2 p.m. in Sloan Auditorium in Goergen Hall, MMLA will host a keynote address by Malik Evans, a University of Rochester alumnus whose campus leadership led to launch of numerous initiatives including the creation of the College Diversity Roundtable and the now annual Dr. Martin Luther King Commemorative address. In 2003, Evans became the youngest member ever elected to the Rochester Board of Education, and he has served as Board President since 2008. Evans is involved in many community activities and boards including Catholic Family Center and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. As a vice president with M&T Bank, Evans regularly presents at financial literacy seminars that focus on money management, business development, and basic banking. The keynote address is free and open to the public.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Members of the media interested in covering the symposium should email MMLA marketing and public relations conference chair David Paul at or call 616.633.9721.

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