HISD’s Ascending to Men Project will host roundtable discussion with students and community leaders

The Houston Independent School District’s Ascending to Men (ATM) Project will host a roundtable discussion next week with students and community leaders to foster dialogue centered around issues impacting today’s youth.

The discussion will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Jack Yates High School. Dinner will be provided beginning at 5:30 p.m. Participants will discuss the qualities of successful students, while sharing examples of how they can reach their personal and academic goals.

Participants will also share their own perspectives on the importance of developing quality mentorships and the impact they can have on a student’s success.

“This is great opportunity to assure that young men of color in HISD can participate in thoughtful discussion about issues that are important to them and that have a direct impact on their success,” said Dr. Kenneth D. Davis, Assistant Superintendent of Equity and Outreach. “Every successful man should leave a shadow that falls upon the sons of society, to lead next, by stepping into the light. This event will build into that philosophy as we encourage students to take a more active role in the betterment of our society.”

All HISD students, parents, and community leaders are invited to attend this free event. To register, click here.