Student Leadership Series 2012
LENS Student Leadership Series is a collaboration between Diversity Focus and partnering organizations to promote after-school and summer programs for high school students in Iowa’s Creative Corridor. The goal of the series is to eliminate the achievement gap of our future leaders by sharing experiences, knowledge, and developing skills.
Registration is required for all events listed.


Event Details

March 10-18, 2012
Fastrac/MYEP Civil Rights Tour

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MYEP-Fastrac is a non-profit organization providing support for high school students to assist with their academic performance, community involvement, social growth, identity, and preparation for college. The tour is leaving from Iowa City, traveling to multiple stops in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. Students will learn about the civil rights movement by visiting museums, churches, and historically black colleges and universities.
Open to all high school students. $250 per person
For the tour outline click here.
For more information about the tour, contact Henri Harper at su.PEYM|repraH.H#su.PEYM|repraH.H.
Click here to learn more about MYEP-Fastrac.

April 28, 2012
Coretta Scott King Luncheon
University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Coretta Scott King Scholarship Luncheon, hosted by Tau Psi Omega Alumnae Chapter, is from 11:30 a to 1:30 pm. Many people know that Coretta was the wife of slain civil rights leader Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but know very little about the rest of her life. Join us and learn about this extraordinary woman and how she changed the world.
Open to the public. $20 per person.
For more information about the luncheon, contact Tenika Johnson at moc.liamtoh|513nhojdt#moc.liamtoh|513nhojdt. Click here to learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority inc., Tau Psi Omega Alumnae Chapter of Eastern Iowa.

May 19, 2012
NAACP Youth Empowerment Luncheon
The Clarion Hotel

NAACP Youth Empowerment Luncheon is from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the Clarion Hotel, Cedar Rapids. The NAACP believes strongly that future leaders must be developed today. Join us and celebrate the Creative Corridor’s 2012 graduating African-American high school students’ scholastic accomplishments. Spoken Word Artist, Azure Antoinette, will be the Diversity Focus SHIFT guest speaker. Open to the public. Invited graduating seniors will receive 4 free tickets for their guests. $15 for public tickets.
For more information about the luncheon, contact Davena Johnson at||nosnhojad. Click here to learn more about NAACP of Cedar Rapids/Iowa City.

May 19, 2012
Student Leadership Conference Unplugged, featuring Azure Antoinette
The Clarion Hotel

Student Leadership Conference Unplugged is specifically designed for past participants of Diversity Focus' Student Leadership Conferences. This intimate session with poet/artist and youth advocate, Azure Antoinette, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, will engage students and provide a discussion of the struggles and achievements of youth today. Azure Antoinette has spoke at youth events and conference around the country, using spoken word poetry, influencing youth to be themselves and create change in their own communities.
Free to attend, limited seating for students who have not attended Student Leadership Conferences.
Click here to learn more about Azure Antoinette.

For more information or any questions, please call Diversity Focus at 319-363-3707

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