Innovative programs for youth and young adults
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be served starting at 11:45 a.m. The event will start promptly at 12:00 pm.
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A U-M Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium event.
About the event:
In celebration of Martin Luther King Day, the Ford School will host a panel discussion of the importance of investments in youth and young adults, with participation from national and university experts. Broderick Johnson, former Obama Administration Cabinet Secretary, will speak of his work mentoring young men of color to help them reach their full potential through the White House's My Brothers Keeper Task Force. Luke Shaefer, Director of Poverty Solutions, will discuss a summer employment program for marginalized youth launched in summer 2017. Brian Jacob, Co-Director of the Youth Policy Lab, will speak about the Grow Detroit's Young Talent program which launched in early 2017.
About the speakers:
Broderick Johnson, former Obama Administration Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force
Brian Jacob, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Education Policy; Professor of Public Policy; Professor of Economics; Professor of Education at the University of Michigan
Luke Shaefer, Associate Professor and Director, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan