UofM Will Participate in Pathways to Success Opportunity Summit

May 15, 2017 - On June 22, the University of Memphis will participate in the Pathways to Success: Boys and Young Men of Color Opportunity Summit hosted by My Brother's Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance) at Cook Convention Center.

MBK Alliance was created as a result of President Barack Obama's call to ensure that all boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. The Alliance provides comprehensive and sustained interventions to improve life outcomes and empowers them with the resources and support to get and stay on a path to success.

The UofM's Human Resources Department will participate as a hiring partner and volunteer partner assisting with resume tips, mentoring and coaching sessions, Dress for Success stations and mock interviews. Representatives from Admissions will have a recruitment booth, and Career Services will assist with resumes and mock interviews.

"The University of Memphis is pleased to support the Alliance in its mission of helping young men overcome challenges in their lives and achieve success," said President M. David Rudd. "The two previous summits in Detroit and Oakland, California, each provided employment for 350 young people."

Other MBK Alliance partners include the City of Memphis, FedEx, Workforce Investment Network, the Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Office of Youth Services.

Some 600 youth are expected to attend the summit.

Contact: Gabrielle Maxey