Hillsborough Alliance of Black School Educators (HABSE) and MERGE Inc., invite middle school and high school students from across the district to participate in the 2nd Annual HABSE Student Forum.
King High School will host the event Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9 a.m.-noon.
The forum will provide students an opportunity to engage in active discussions about Career Pathways and Career Exploration through various platforms including a Q & A panel discussion with recent graduates, interactive break-out sessions moderated by MERGE Inc., and motivational speaker Harlan T. Ware, HCPS logistics operations manager and owner of the Gus Trent Horse Enterprises,LLC. In addition, students will have the opportunity to meet the Hillsborough County Public Schools Board Member Vice Chair, Tamara Shamburger.
With the assistance of MERGE Inc., students will learn how to connect their personal goals with their academic goals so they can achieve success within and beyond academia.
MERGE, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that helps youth and families within the Tampa Bay community. They provide workshops, mentoring programs, college tours, and one-on-one consultations to students and their families to prepare for life beyond high school.
HABSE board member Tressa Jones states, "Our goal is to continue to create platforms where educators and professional men and women come together to support student success, specificially minority students."
The purpose of HABSE is to help facilitate the education of all students. They strive to establish a coalition of educators who will not only support the educational process, but also help to enhance the instructional initiatives that are directly geared at closing the achievement gap for African American students.
Bridgette Blake, HABSE chapter president, whole heartedly believes that each HABSE program contributes to the retention, graduation and personal growth of thier students. The hope is that students walk away empowered to make a short-term plan for postsecondary learning that will result in long-term success.
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