College Hosts Black Achievers Club

College Hosts Black Achievers Club

Thirty-five students from the Martha Lane Collins High School Black Achievers Club visited the College of Justice & Safety on Tuesday, December 9 to meet with faculty and students, tour classrooms and labs in the Stratton Building as well as the Ashland Building and the Occupational Safety Lab. 

The MLCHS Black Achievers program does not exclude based on race, but rather is a multiracial effort to help all teens of color develop to their fullest potential. The objectives for this club are to help youth view themselves in a positive way, raise academic standards, build character, show students various career options, have role models whose success and knowledge will help inspire and motivate, provide business and industry leaders the opportunity for community involvement with kids and provide leadership for teens.

The students from the 8th to the 12th grade and were accompanied by Donna Jones, associate principal and club advisor, LaPorsha Jackson, teacher and club co-advisor, Melissa Midfiff, school counselor, and Jennifer Hawkins, school instructional assistant and club co-advisor.  

Published on December 10, 2014