Texas State hosts 'Empowerment Today' roundtable

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
July 14, 2010

The School of Social Work at Texas State University-San Marcos will host the Empowerment Today roundtable for young African American men July 15.

The event will be held in the LBJ Student Center on campus from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Participants are high-school aged youth identified by well-respected adults as full of potential that could help identify solutions to the challenges faced by young men today. Participants will take a closer look at environments they interact with for the purpose of identify empowerment strategies and developing a personal action plan.

The roundtable focuses on building on participants' strengths to maximize their potential regardless of individuals' history, labels, appearance or circumstances. This workshop provides a new way for youth to look at the obstacles that often exist in their lives, including the interaction between street and school as well as how early life impacts later life. Ultimately, the workshop will help participants identify new and improved goals using these resources, and then develop strategies for healthy decision-making.

For more information, call (512) 245-3521 or email rtravis@txstate.edu.