In 2015, the Minority Male Initiative (MMI) was established through a visionary partnership between Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth/Ocean Panhellenic Council. This annual conference, approaching its 10th Anniversary on February 23, 2024, has become a transformative force in shaping the futures of high school juniors, seniors, and current Brookdale students.

The event is scheduled for February 23, 2024, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Brookdale Community College Student Life Center, Lincroft Campus. The theme, Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today – Malcolm X, sets the tone for a day filled with inspiration and guidance.

A highlight of the conference is the keynote address by Dr. Daniel Jean. Rising from abject poverty, Dr. Jean’s journey from a 1.9 grade point average to becoming an author, consultant, and CEO of Wordstravel LLC is a testament to the transformative power of education and determination. His speech is sure to motivate and empower attendees.

To align with the theme of preparing for tomorrow, the conference will connect students with professionals in five key career clusters:

The conference aims to:

Exclusive scholarships are available for students attending the MMI conference at Brookdale. Applications must be submitted by the March 29, 2024 deadline. These scholarships are designed to provide financial support and encourage students in their educational journey.

To register for the conference or learn more about scholarship opportunities, students can contact Lisa Savage at The MMI conference, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary, continues to play a crucial role in shaping the future of minority male students, emphasizing the importance of education, professional exposure, and personal development. It stands as a testament to the commitment of Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth/Ocean Panhellenic Council to empower and uplift the next generation of leaders.