The Houston Independent School District’s Ascending to Men Project (ATMP) held simultaneous roundtable discussions with students and community leaders to foster dialogue centered around issues impacting today’s male students.
The roundtables, titled ATM + Community = Solutions, took place at both Furr and Sharpstown high schools, and were attended by students, district educators and community leaders.
At Furr High School, FOX 26 reporter Maria Salazar served as the evening’s emcee and guided panels that focused on the importance of developing quality mentorships and the impact they can have on a student’s success.
HISD’s Ascending to Men Project and ROSES will host their first joint winter ball on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Minute Maid Park.
Under the umbrella of HISD’s Equity and Outreach Division, the Ascending to Men Project (ATMP) and Resilient Outstanding Sister Exemplifying Success (ROSES) are both mentorship initiatives that provide positive role models and advocates for students who need guidance and opportunities for educational, social, and professional growth to underserved young men and women in the district.
The public can support both initiatives by donating online or by becoming a mentor for the programs. For more information about ROSES, visit houstonisd.org/roses. To learn more about ATMP, visit houstonisd.org/atmp.