Conference to Empower Underrepresented Students to 'Work It Out'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

More than 150 underrepresented high school-aged young men will gather at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) on Friday, March 2 to participate in the university’s  annual “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” conference, which empowers young men to employ positive strategies to overcome adversity.

Conference workshops and panel discussions will stress the central role education plays in changing relevant cultural, social, political, economic and educational issues facing African American, Latino, Samoan and Native American males. The annual event underscores the need for underrepresented students to develop leadership skills and pursue higher education to more effectively address the concerns of their communities.

For more information about the conference, contact Michael Lewis at 760-750-6058.

What:  CSUSM to host “Brothers Gonna Work It Out” conference to help 150 young men from local high schools prepare for college and overcome the obstacles that African American, Latino, Samoan and Native American males often face.

When:  Friday, March 2, 2012, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:  CSUSM, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., San Marcos

About California State University San Marcos
California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.