College Workshop Announced for March 8th, 2009 at 10am
We are excited to announce another installment of the College Workshops hosted by Dr. Brandon Martin.
Sunday, March 8th, 2009 at 10am
El Camino College, Compton Center Student Lounge.
BALLPLAYERS FOR LIFE: NEGOTIATION OF
ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC, AND CULTURAL IDENTITY AMONG TALENTED
DRS. C. KEITH HARRISON AND EDDIE COMEAUX,
REPRESENTING THE SCHOLAR BALLER GROUP
In a substantive workshop at the Urban
Youth Academy, Drs. Harrison and Comeaux will directly speak to the role of
schools, communities and popular culture in shaping the lives of
student-athletes, particularly in regard to negotiating their dual role as both
‘student’ and ‘athlete.’ Given the contextual
complexity of this issue, Drs. Harrison and Comeaux will introduce an
innovative concept coined Scholar Baller, which will serve as a descriptive
framework for the workshop. They will also share their experiences as scholars
and athletes in order to inform talented youth about the forces supporting and
the obstacles confronting their successes. Special attention will be given to
the ways in which talented youth develop and nurture college-going identities,
establish meaningful relationships in the community, undertake leadership roles,
and ultimately become lifelong learners. Furthermore, family and community
members play a critical role in the talent development of student-athletes.
Educational achievement competencies, “best practices” and networking skills
will be discussed that affirm a commitment to productive youth development and
Please download the form for this information in a flier.
We look forward to having everyone attend to hear this great information.