Seventh Annual LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative Preview Day to Welcome More than 200 students to LSU

BATON ROUGE – On Monday, Oct. 16, the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative, or BMLI; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Office of Diversity; LSU administrators; professors; and other supporting entities will welcome more than 200 males of color, from grades 7 through 9, to the Seventh Annual Preview Day for Males of Color at LSU.

Preview Day is a key factor in defying the dangerous and often deadly odds faced by black male youths today. This event is designed to provide young males of color with insight into college life, encourage preparation for college, while still in middle or high school, and highlight the experiences of black college men at LSU. Middle and high schools from districts/parishes from across the state of Louisiana will be attending this event.

During Preview Day, students will tour LSU’s campus, engage in various workshops, meet LSU BMLI Fellows and speak with current students, faculty, staff and graduate students about the college experience.

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About the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative
The overall mission of the LSU BMLI is to increase the retention, graduation and participation rates for males of color at LSU. BMLI provides professional and personal development, mentoring and also connects our BMLI Fellows with campus faculty, staff and resources. BMLI works to help solidify how attending college, particularly LSU, can provide academically and socially relevant experiences particularly for young Black males and other students of color who are often targets of unfortunate circumstances even before they reach college.



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