Samford To Host NCCJ ´Make A Change' Institute

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2008-01-16

Samford will host about 250 area high school students and 75 teachers Saturday ( Jan. 19) at this year's Make A Change Leadership Institute.

The annual human relations program is sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice of Alabama.

The schedule involves workshops on group building, cross-cultural communication, critical thinking and inter-group dynamics. The student sessions are facilitated by teens who have previously trained at other NCCJ-sponsored programs. Adult staff members lead sessions for teachers.

Participants represent 38 schools in Birmingham and Jefferson County school districts, and in neighboring counties.

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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.