Media Advisory: African-American high school students to gather at CSU’s 27th annual Black Issues Forum

For 27 years, African-American high school seniors from across the country have gathered at Colorado State University to research issues important to the African-American community.


This year’s Black Issues Forum (BIF) will be held June 11-15 on the Colorado State University campus.


CSU’S Black Issues Forum is a five-day intensive summer program for rising high school seniors. This unique program is designed for students who want to enhance their leadership potential while discussing relevant issues facing today’s Black community. Students who participate in the Black Issues Forum earn one free CSU credit hour and may be eligible to receive the Partnership Award to attend Colorado State University.

This year, 66 students from Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Washington D.C. and Wyoming will attend the forum.

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