Established in 2008
The Laredo Middle School Chapter of The Brotherhood provides a way for our African-American students to come together to discuss in a safe forum, issues that concern them. It was also designed to promote the academic success of these students. The advisers for the group talks and listen to these young men to help them make good choices about themselves. There is a strong focus on local and global awareness, and how our choices impact both ourselves and our community. Ideally, the hope is to find leaders out of this group and help them explore issues that will assist in their academic and personal growth.
Meeting Agendas will vary based on student/community need. Some examples may include, but are not limited to:
- Academic Performance
- Overcoming challenges and obstacles
- GPA; Middle School academic requirements vs. High School academic/Graduation requirements
- Short term and long term SMART Goals
- Peer Relationships
- Treating women with dignity and respect
- Stereotypes of young Black men
There is also a Guest Speaker series where community members and leaders in fields of education, business, law, etc. come to speak with the young men about their experiences as African-American males in Colorado and the United States.
The group meets twice a month – usually every other Wednesday, from 12:35 pm to 1:25 pm.