The Eagle Academy Foundation Presents Eagle Week: May 7 – 12, 2012, A Celebration of Success as the Standard for Inner City Young MenA Series of Unique Events Involving Educators, Parents, Students and Community LeadersMayor Michael Bloomberg to Keynote Breakfast at Yankee Stadium on May 9thThe 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 Black communities, shaping young men into leaders.May 7: Day of Community Service – CitywideMay 8: Policy & Issues Forum – Columbia UniversityMay 9: Saving Our Sons Annual Breakfast – Yankee StadiumMay 9: Professional Development Institute Welcome Reception – Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLCMay 10-11: Two Day Professional Development InstituteDay 1: Conference and Panel Discussions on the Eagle Academy Model – Scholastic, Inc.Day 2: Site Visit to Eagle Academy – Eagle Academy Bronx & Eagle Academy BrooklynMay 12: All-Male Youth Summit – Fashion Industries High SchoolMay 12: Community and Parent Forum – Fashion Industries High SchoolDescription of Eagle Week EventsMay 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, NYCMay 9 — Saving Our Sons Annual Breakfast Location: Yankee Stadium Legends SuiteThis breakfast at Yankee Stadium will honor the individuals who have made a difference in the lives of young men. The Honorable Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg will deliver the Keynote address. The 2012 Soaring Eagle Honorees; Honorable Cory A. Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, The Tuskegee Airmen and Paul T. Williams, Jr., President, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York will be acknowledged. 1 E. 161st Street, Bronx, NYMay 9 — Professional Development Institute Reception Location: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLPThe reception introduces the mission of The Professional Development Institute, which addresses the issues educators face in the fight to provide leadership and education to young men of color. Attendees will learn about Eagle’s focus on this national crisis, investigate solutions and discuss strategies that practitioners can use every day to educate young men of color. 787 7th Avenue, NYCMay 10-11 — Professional Development InstituteThe Professional Development Institute is a two-day session in which more than 200 educators across the United States will share proven education solutions for inner-city young men to achieve socially and academically.Day 1: Conference and Focus Groups Location: Scholastic, Inc.David C. Banks, President & CEO, The Eagle Academy Foundation will discuss how to use Eagle methodology to address the goal of eliminating the achievement gap with Eagle Academy Principals; Jonathan Foy, Bronx; Rashad Meade, Brooklyn, Kenyatte Reid, Queens. Following the panel, attendees will break into focus groups to discuss strategies for engaging young men in the classroom, successful parent involvement, mentoring, impactful extracurricular programs and discipline strategies. 557 Broadway, NYCDay 2: Site Visits and Student Panel Locations: Eagle Academy for Young Men Bronx and BrooklynDay two includes site visits to our Bronx and Brooklyn Academies where attendees will see the Eagle methodology demonstrated in the classrooms, meet teachers and engage parents. They will also meet with Eagle students who will discuss their educational experience and how it has influenced their success. 4143 Third Avenue, Bronx, NY and 1137 Herkimer Street,Brooklyn, NYMay 12 — All-Male Youth Summit Location: Fashion Industries High SchoolAlmost 2,000 Tri-State Area young men of color will participate in presentations and workshops, highlighting Eagle’s core values of Confidence, Leadership, Effort, Academic Excellence and Resilience (C.L.E.A.R). The summit promotes opportunity through personal empowerment workshops and college and career guidance and places an emphasis on literacy for the students in attendance. 225 West 24th Street, NYCMay 12 — Community & Parent Forum Location: Fashion Industries High SchoolThe final event during Eagle Week is a forum open to all NYC parents. Panelists will focus on effective strategies to engage our young men and support single mothers raising young men alone. Speakers include David Miller of the Raising Him Alone Campaign; Cassandra Mack, CEO, Strategies for Empowered Living, Inc.; Dr. Brenda Green, Professor of English and Executive Director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York; Sheron Smith, Author and Motivational Speaker as well representatives from the Real Dads Network and the New York City Fatherhood Initiative. 225 West 24th Street, NYCSponsors of this year’s Eagle Week include Citigroup, Jefferies & Co., JP Morgan Chase, News Corporation, Scholastic, Inc., and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.
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