The Black Student Success Summit is a one-day event where Black youth learn how to navigate the education-to-career pathways for various industries, through interactive workshops, affinity group caucuses, motivational speeches, and structured networking activities.
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All BSSS activities are culturally specific, in that they are created and implemented by Black professionals representing both public and private sectors acting in concert with Black educators.
Workshop topics stem from an annual Black community needs assessment, conducted in conjunction with the BSSS, so as to involve students and community members in generation and dissemination of solutions to academic, personal, and professional issues specific to the Black experience.
The overarching goal of the summit is to enhance students’ social capital such that they are empowered to be unlimited in their choice and pursuit of career.
Photos from past BSSS events
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Students in a workshop at BSSS
Future leaders show up
Looking at History
Students looking at history and learning about how the past shapes the...
Black Girl Magic
These students are ready to learn
Movement facilitates learning
All Hands Raised
Participation leads to action
Don’t be afraid to speak
Your voice is your power.
Faces of our Future
Tomorrow's adults will be strong, smart, and successful.
If you're not in the picture, you weren't there.
Students interested and engaged will be more confident in their careers.
Technology means more opportunities for success.
We See You
Adults are always watching, but they also know how to have fun.