2B Workshop Trains Young Men for Success
On Saturday, June 4, 20 Georgia Highlands College students who are members of Brother 2 Brother, an organization that promotes the success of minority males, attended a leadership seminar at the Kelsey-Aycock-Burrell Center in Rome. The day-long workshop covered subjects important to the young men’s success, including how to take the organization to the next level, conflict resolution, Roberts Rules of Order and etiquette. They enjoyed a formal dinner at the end of the busy day to practice what they had learned during the seminar. The leadership training was sponsored by the 100 Black Men of Rome.
Greg Shropshire of 100 Men of Rome leads a group in discussion.
Rickie Watters teaches the art of tying a tie.
Background: Brother2Brother is a national organization created to help young minority men succeed. GHC began a chapter in 2008 as part of the African-American Male Initiative introduced by the University System of Georgia. GHC also organized The Georgia Highlands African-American Male Excellence program as part of the initiative. Since their creation, the two groups under the tutelage of Dr. Jon Hershey, chair of the Humanities Division, have significantly altered the numbers of male minority students who graduate or return to the college the following year. The USG has recognized Hershey for his achievements in this area.