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Talk to examine readiness of black male student-athletes

Helping black males prepare for college will be the subject of a talk at the School of Education on Wednesday, March 6.

Paul Harris
Paul Harris

Paul Harris, an assistant professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, will give a talk entitled “Promoting the College Readiness of Black Male Student-Athletes.”

The talk, which begins at noon in Peabody Hall, Room 02, is sponsored by the School Counseling program. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Harris’s research interests include issues related to equity, access, and educational justice. Specifically, he explores the ways through which school counselors can facilitate educational success in black males, particularly those participating in sports.

Harris will briefly discuss the historic relevance of sports in the lives of black males, share preliminary results from a current study focusing on how to facilitate the educational development of this group at the high school level, and explore the implications for educators, particularly school counselors.