Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth: A Call to Action for the Library Community Summit
The Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth: A Call to Action for the Library Community summit was held on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 and concluded Tuesday, June 5th, 2012. This invitation only event was held at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill, NC.
According to the Web site, "The Building a Bridge to Literacy Summit was a working meeting that will result in a white paper.
"Two keynote speakers and a panel of literacy experts will lay out the scope of the literacy achievement gap for African-American males and will present potential strategies for addressing the gap.
"A panel of public and school library representatives from communities that serve large populations of African-American youth will discuss the current state of library services and programs designed for African-American youth. Panel members will be asked to share their successes, as well as the challenges they face in serving the needs of these youth.
"Young African-American men who are part of the Centennial Scholars Program and the Black Male Initiative at North Carolina Central University will share their experiences with books and reading, and with public and school libraries."
For more information, visit the Web site at: http://bridgetolit.web.unc.edu/