3rd annual DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium for area students Grades 6-12

3rd annual DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium for area students Grades 6-12
Posted on 03/10/2017
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DeSoto ISD will host a Male Leadership Symposium for young men in grades 6-12 on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at DHS, 600 Eagle Dr. The event will provide relevant conversations for males in grades 6-12 that will ensure success academically, professionally and socially through development in the areas of:

  • STEM
  • Business
  • Law/Government and Public Service
  • Arts & Entertainment

With an emphasis on courageous leadership, attendees will enjoy powerful speakers and informative workshops with presenters in career fields across the four areas of focus. Change is possible, and our young men can learn at a higher level if we support and create a framework for Courageous Leadership in a Global Society.

Students must register online by April 17 to secure their spot. There are 1,000 spots available for this event, which also includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch. If spots are available, students may sign up at the door. Participants are expected to attend the entire day.

“We are very excited to have male role models coming to speak to our young men,” stated Dr. David Harris, superintendent of schools. “Our district demographics allow us to draw in spectacular men who can speak to these students because they have been there, and they want to help others achieve their potential.”

Our goal is to increase, encourage and support our young men as they pursue their dreams through attaining a degree from a college or a trade school, contributing to society and learning how to go through life earning respect by respecting themselves first.

For additional information, please contact Debbye Garner at 972-223-6666 or email at dgarner@desotoisd.org or visit the website – CLICK HERE.

Presenters and Volunteers Needed

We are also calling for men in our community to become role models for a day at the DeSoto ISD Male Leadership Symposium on Saturday, April 22. Our students, 1,000 young men gr. 6-12 that day, need a mentor to attend informative sessions, listen to guest speakers and hear from an athletic panel that will guide them on aspects of self-discipline, respect, and integrity. If you are interested, please contact Debbye Garner at 972-223-6666 or email at dgarner@desotoisd.org