The Black Youth Guidance Forum (BYGF) is a day-long leadership program for CSUN students in the Africana Studies Urban Studies option, credential candidates, and Liberal Studies majors. We will also include African American youth and other youth of color, school stakeholders (e.g. parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff), and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County. It provides participants with a unique opportunity to engage in educationally purposeful activities which include featured speakers, four instructional tracks (PreK-5 graders, 6-12 graders, Parent Advocacy, and Leadership), and the Nonprofit Resource & Advocacy fair.
For a schedule of events and to register, please visit the Black Youth Guidance Forum Eventbrite page.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone who is interested in the health, well-being, and educational attainment of African American students and other students of color in PreK-12 grades, including but not limited to:
- High School Administrators
- College Administrators
- Support Staff
- All Students, including elementary, middle, high school, and post-secondary
- Nonprofit Organizations in Los Angeles County
- Business Community
- Health Advocates
- Religious Institutions
About the BYGF
The BYGF serves:
- to promote racial uplift, health & wellness, college preparation, and leadership development to our target population
- to provide assistance and training in culturally relevant practices for preparatory students at CSUN and school stakeholders
- to establish a college collaboratory (community partnerships) with nonprofit organizations for understanding and developing clear pathways for African American youth and other youth of color to enter post-secondary education
The BYGF provides participants with a unique opportunity to participate in educationally purposeful activities which include featured speakers, four instructional tracks (PreK-5 graders, 6-12 graders, Parent Advocacy, and Leadership), and the Nonprofit Resource & Advocacy fair.
The BYGF has been designed to accomplish the same educational mission as the DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement at California State University, Northridge, which is:
To promote student success through community and campus partnerships. We cultivate active and collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff and students across the CSUN campus community; work with local groups and organizations in Los Angeles County; and provide service to cultural and educational institutions in the community (www.csun.edu/dhiaa).
- For more information, contact Dr. Cedric Hackett, Director, DuBois Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 818-677-7155.
- Communication services (sign language interpreters, note takers) are available for this event. Requests for services must be submitted at least five (5) working days in advance. Please contact Dr. Cedric Hackett, at or call (818) 677-3311.
ATTENTION NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, HEALTH SPECIALISTS, and OTHER AFFILIATES!!!
We are looking for vendors FOR OUR Health, Resource, and Advocacy Fair!!!
Vendor tables/ booths at the Black Youth Guidance Forum will be open to attendees from 9:30am to 2:30pm, during lunch, as well as during sessions.
Vendors may arrive as early as 8:30am to begin setting up and must be cleaned up by 3:30pm.
To be a Vendor, contact Dr. Cedric Hackett, Director, DuBois-Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement at 818-677-7155 or via email at email@example.com.
Cost to exhibit in the Health, Resource, and Advocacy Fair is FREE.
If you would like to donate to the institute, please visit the following link: https://givetocsbs.csun.edu/. Under donation information, please designate DuBois-Hamer Institute as the recipient.
We would like to thank the California Endowment, the University Student Union, Inc., Educational Opportunity Program, and the Office of Student Affairs for their generous support!