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School District Hosts Forum on Young Men
(Source: West Bloomfield Schools)
The West Bloomfield School District will host an intriguing and provocative look at today’s young men, the issues they face and effective solutions with internationally acclaimed author, speaker & consultant,Dr. Jesse W. Jackson III on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the West Bloomfield High School Media Center.
Dr. Jackson’s organization has trained thousands of men, professional staff and parent groups worldwide. He has excelled in helping school districts and organizations keep male students in the classroom and improve academics and social achievement.
This event is free and open to families with male students and community members willing to support positive solutions. Light refreshments will be served.
Some of Dr. Jackson’s bestsellers include: The Best Man, 7 Laws of Male Success, How to Mentor & Coach Males Towards Long Term Life Success, Divorce is not an Option, I’m Tired of Being Broke, The Right Woman, The Wrong Man, and Success or Failure: Teachers are the Difference.
The event is being sponsored by MLK 365, a community effort and initiative of West Bloomfield School District United We Walk, which is committed to six universal community values of Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Citizenship and Respect.
The MLK 365 Community Coalition Partners that embrace and support this effort are
West Bloomfield Police Department, Anti-Defamation League, South Oakland County NAACP, West Bloomfield Clergy Association & Community Forum, Defeat the Label, Optimist Club of West Bloomfield, No Place for Hate, West Bloomfield School District, Walled Lake School District, Bloomfield Hills School District, Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition, West Bloomfield Township Public Library, and the West Bloomfield African American Parent Association.
More About West Bloomfield High School
West Bloomfield High School is the only high school in the West Bloomfield School District and one of two high schools in West Bloomfield.
Led by Principal Tom Shelton, the Lakers have been recognized by Newsweek as being in the top six percent of U.S. public high schools. WBHS is also a top feeder school to the University of Michigan, as well as Michigan State University, with 94 percent of graduating seniors moving on to four-year colleges and universities. Eighty percent of teachers at WBHS have Master's degrees.
In June 2009, WBHS announced the availability of the Advanced Placement International Diploma to the classes of 2011 and beyond. In the 2009-10 school year, 96 percent of ninth graders passed Algebra 1, and the Debate Team and Marching Band were each ranked number one in the state.
Christy Forhan is president of the PTO. Last year, the PTO raised $4,000 to give to the school. PTO participates in the school community process and heads several different projects to benefit the school and its students.
Lakers athletics are unparalleled in the area, with its teams having won state championships in different sports, including baseball, and many individuals going on to play at collegiate and professional levels.
Other events here
- Cancer Survivor Celebration at West Bloomfield's Relay For Life Sat, Jun 8, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
- Relay For Life of West Bloomfield Sat, Jun 8, 10:00 am–10:00 am
- Joel’s wUnderground Comedy Show Tue, Jun 18, 10:30 am
- West Bloomfield School Board Meeting August 27, 2012 / September 24, 2012 / October 29, 2012 / November 19, 2012 / December 17, 2012 / January 28, 2013 / February 25, 2013 / March 18, 2013 / April 29, 2013 / May 20, 2013 / June 24, 2013, 7:00 pm