Continuing Education program reaches out to high school students


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (July 13, 2012) — This week, the Tuskegee University Continuing Education Program helped to train the next generation of young leaders during the 2012 Tuskegee University Summer Leadership Academy. Through hands-on learning activities, this program for high school students teaches young people about the importance of community involvement, life skills, history and leadership. The weeklong series of classes at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Tuskegee University started Monday and concluded Friday. 

This is the fifth year of the program and the first year that the program was open to non-local students. Among the 37 participants were students from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, New York and Virginia.  Activities included a field trip to the Alabama State House and Civil Rights Museum in Montgomery and lessons in conflict management, conversational French, etiquette, public speaking, team building and time management. 

Friday, groups of the teens gave PowerPoint presentations on solutions to community problems such as teen suicide, texting while driving, bullying, teen pregnancy and black on black crime. The program’s director, Henry J. Findlay said the purpose of the presentation was to “establish connection to the community.”

Program participant, Jeremy Jones of Valley Stream, N.Y., speaks about high school bullying on Friday.


A slide from a student presentation on social media bullying. The group presentation was among eight on various social and community problems during the 2012 Tuskegee University Summer Leadership Academy.









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