The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans and Ebony magazine are hosting a series of meetings to emphasize the importance of supporting the nation’s black youths as they seek academically rigorous schooling to prepare them for their future careers.
The summits were to begin late last week at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Two-day summits are planned throughout the year, with stops at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss.; Laney College in Oakland, Calif.; and the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
According to the initiative’s website, President Barack Obama established the program in 2012 to “help accelerate national efforts to support African-American students.”
A version of this article appeared in the April 02, 2014 edition of Education Week as White House Hosts Summits To Boost Black Achievement