African American High School Students Gather at Colorado State University’s Black Issues Forum Beginning June 11

Note to Reporters: Reporters are welcome to cover the sessions of the Black Issues Forum. For more information or to schedule interviews with participants, contact Bobby A. Browning, assistant director of Admissions, at (970) 213-4032.

Dozens of African American high school seniors will come together to research issues pertinent to the African American community during the 21st annual Black Issues Forum at Colorado State University June 11-15.

The program brings together about 60 students from Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Wyoming.

The session involves five days of research and discussion that culminate in a formal forum where students present their findings. The program format also helps students strengthen their skills in public speaking, teamwork and leadership. Students will choose to study one of five topics:

– African Americans and Education
– African Americans and Health
– African Americans and the Media
– African Americans and Politics
– African Americans and Society

Colorado State faculty, staff and currently enrolled students will assist program participants in researching and presenting their topics.

“The purpose of the Black Issues Forum program is to expose high school students to higher education and Colorado State University,” said Bobby Browning, forum coordinator and assistant director of Admissions at Colorado State. “After spending a few days living and conducting research on a university campus, this experience should make the pursuit of a college degree a less daunting experience for the high school student participants.”

For more information about the Black Issues Forum, contact Bobby A. Browning at (970) 213-4032.