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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

New Initiative to Bring Education and Mentoring Services to the Underserved to be Announced

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.– April 10, 2014 –

100NSU’s Don Taft University Center will serve as the host venue for a press conference to announce details of a new initiative between the 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Broward County Public Schools and Nova Southeastern University that will connect the impact of mentoring with high school graduation rates, to improve results for under served youth in South Florida.

Statistics reflect that nine million at-risk youth in this country, including many in South Florida, will reach the age of 19 without a mentor.  Studies also show that 76% of youth who are mentored aspire to enroll in and graduate from college, compared to 56% who have no mentor.

Also to be announced, with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau; The 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s 28th Annual Conference to be held June 12-15, 2014 at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood Florida under the theme:  “Education in an Era of Change:  Ensuring Excellence for African American Youth.”  The 100 Black Men of America has the largest number of Black male mentors in the world.

The event will take place on Thursday, April 10 at 1 p.m. promptly at the Nova Southeastern University Don Taft University Center Club Room, 3301 College Ave Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33315.

Interviews and photo ops with:

Curley M. Dossman, Jr. J.D.- President, Georgia-Pacific Foundation and Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Robert W. Runcie- Superintendent, Broward County Public Schools

Al Tucker- Vice President, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

J. Preston Jones, D.B.A.- Dean, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship

Rosalind Osgood, D.B.A.- District 5 School Board Member – Broward County Public Schools

Dennis L. Wright- President, 100 Black Men of Greater Ft. Lauderdale

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic, fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with an enrollment of 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields.  NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification.  For more information, please visit www.nova.edu. Celebrating 50 years of academic excellence!

 

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