What is the Minority Male Initiative?
The Minority Male Initiative, which is a partnership between Brookdale and the Monmouth/Ocean Panhellenic Council, started in 2015. Is an annual conference. The goal of the initiative is to educate and expose high school juniors and seniors, as well as current Brookdale students, to different career opportunities that may be of interest to them. In doing so, students are made aware of the tangible rewards for making a commitment to continue their education. The initiative continues to develop relationships with businesses and companies that offer internships and opportunities for students of color in particular, giving them hands-on experience and professional knowledge of their chosen career field of interest.
February 24, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.
A Continental Breakfast and Brunch will be provided.
Developing Skills to Meet Today’s Work Environment
To be held at:
Brookdale Community College
Student Life Center (Lincroft Campus, 765 Newman Springs Road)
Parking in lot 6 or 7
2023 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Mr. Kenneth Wilson
As one of the nation’s leading Student Success & Educator Empowerment Speakers, K.D. Wilson delivers life changing speeches, provides resources, developmental training and inspirational engagements for students and educators nationwide. K.D. is a former teacher, former youth minister and former police officer with a heart to see students and educators free of fear, regret, and doubt while living up to their full potential and operating effectively within their chosen path.
We plan to accomplish the theme Developing Skills to Meet Today’s Work Environment by connecting students to professionals that have experience working in careers that fall within one of the five career clusters:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Mainframe Computing Communications Media
Broadcasting, TV Production, Graphic Design, Journalism and Animation
Physical Therapy, Nursing, Physician, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy and Radiology
Business and Social Science
How to start your own Business, Accounting, Management, Finance, Marketing, Social Work, Education and Criminal Justice
Show Business and Entertainment
Theater/Film/Television, Acting, Play/Screenwriting, Stage, Directing and Film Directing
Objectives for students that attend the conference:
- Provide firsthand information about different career opportunities through on-going programming and our annual conference.
- Provide students with scholarship, internship, and career opportunities.
- Provide education on personal development.
Students that register for this event can also apply for scholarships that are only available to those students that attend the conference and attend Brookdale. A completed copy of the scholarship application must be submitted at the conference or mailed in prior to the conference in order to be considered.
Brookdale scholarships are available for participants in the Minority Male Initiative. Applications are due at the conference on Friday, February 24, 2023.
To register for the conference or to learn more about scholarship opportunities contact Lisa Savage at LSavage@brookdalecc.edu.
Past Virtual Conference Recordings
“I believe that networking and resources are a necessity to success. Our intention is to provide those opportunities for historically underrepresented groups,” said Dr. Fidel Wilson, MSW, Ed.D, Chairman of this event.
To complete your scholarship application click HERE for the form.
For any questions, please call Dr. Fidel Wilson at 732-224-2558.