It's well documented that the underachievers in academia are black boys. It's also well-known that underachievers have absent fathers and mothers who often support the family with 3 jobs. Is it a lack of male role model or is it something else? Facilitated by own Rene Carayol, our invitation-only audience and panel will be discussing the real issues and what needs to be done to change.
WHO IS ON THE PANEL?
Tony Sewell CBE (LLD) Founder and Director of Generating Genius, an organisation that supports talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to realise their potential in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Dwain Neil co-founder of Reach Society, an organisation whose core purpose is to encourage, motivate and inspire black boys and black young men to own the development of their potential.
Colleen Amos, co-founder and CEO of the Amos Bursary, set up to address the under representation in established higher education institutions and the professions, of young British men of African and Caribbean Descent, providing support to ensure each student moves from potential to performance.
HOW THE EVENT RUNSThe event will take place in a studio setting in a venue in London. Canapes and drinks (wine and/or soft drinks) are served on arrival. We kick off with a panel discussion facilitated by Rene Carayol. We then break for some hot bowl food and drinks and a chance to network further. After the short break, we reconvene for the Q&A session where questions for the panel are invited. The event is filmed and streamed live through our Facebook page.
HOW TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE STUDIO AUDIENCECapacity is strictly limited to 50 so the event is by application-only. To be considered for a place in the studio audience please use the application form. We will advise whether you are successful within 48 hours.