Challenge: Academy of Leadership Innovations is an annual five-day leadership experience designed for students throughout the State of Oregon dating back to 2008. Students will be empowered by various leadership training sessions, activities and workplace tours aimed at developing leadership skills on how to unleash individual and collective creativity to build toward the future with innovation.
Challenge offers students an exclusive college fair hosted by Portland State University and employer booths to learn about various career opportunities and participate in “mock interviews.” In addition, students will enjoy recreation activities such as bowling, swimming, video games, basketball, awards ceremony and the opportunity to win a college scholarship. Participants who complete the program will earn high school proficiency credit and an internship.
The opening day of the Challenge will serve black male students exclusively throughout the State of Oregon. Our vision for the day is to affirm the positive identity and self-worth of young black men. We will accomplish this by promoting positive images of black males, developing their leadership potential and innovative abilities. more info
Monday August 25, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Black Male Challenge
Tuesday August 26 to Friday August 29
Challenge: Academy of Leadership Innovations
Thursday September 25, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00
Unique and Local Dinner