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.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.