A Series of Unique Events Involving Educators, Parents, Students and Community Leaders
Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Keynote Breakfast at Yankee Stadium on May 9th
The Eagle Academy Foundation is excited to announce Eagle Week, a weeklong series of events uplifting the hope and potential for our young men of color in New York City from May 7 -12, 2012. Eagle Week includes a day of community service, an education forum, a professional development conference, an annual breakfast fundraiser, an all-male youth summit and a community and parent forum.
The Eagle Academy empowers inner-city young men to become academic achievers, engaged citizens, and responsible men by providing quality education resources and community-based initiatives. The Eagle Academy employs a rigorous college preparatory curriculum including workshops for parents, life-skills training and remedial services for our students.
Eagle Week brings together educators, students, parents, corporate partners and community leaders to focus on the importance and commitment involved in providing the quality of education required for our inner city young men to excel. Each event encompasses the Eagle Academy Foundation vision of developing and supporting a network of all-male college preparatory schools in challenged urban communities, shaping young men into leaders.
May 7: Day of Community Service – Citywide
May 8: Policy & Issues Forum – Columbia University
May 9: Saving Our Sons Annual Breakfast – Yankee Stadium
May 9: Professional Development Institute Welcome Reception – Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLC
May 10-11: Two Day Professional Development Institute
Day 1: Conference and Panel Discussions on the Eagle Academy Model – Scholastic, Inc.
Day 2: Site Visit to Eagle Academy – Eagle Academy Bronx & Eagle Academy Brooklyn
May 12: All-Male Youth Summit – Fashion Industries High School
May 12: Community and Parent Forum – Fashion Industries High School
Description of Eagle Week Events
May 7 — Day of Community Service Location: CitywideMore than 1,000 Eagle Scholars will conduct community service projects throughout New York City, acting as agents of change. Our students will visit a range of sites including Claremont Park, Bowery Mission, Red Hook Recreation Center and Greater Allen Cathedral Center.
May 8th- Policy & Issues Forum Location: Columbia University, Teachers CollegeHow are young men of color portrayed in the media? Journalistic leaders tackle this timely issue with remarks by Roger Ailes, Founder and CEO of FOX and Alan Jenkins, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Opportunity Agenda. The forum will be moderated by Rev. Jacques DeGraff, Clergy Activist, featuring panelists: Warrington Hudlin, Black Film Makers Foundation; Diane Doctor, Vice President and News Director, Fox 5 TV; Kerry Davis, Senior Vice President, HBO and Jamal Joseph, Associate Professor, Columbia University. Milbank Chapel, 525 W. 120th Street, NYC