Youth Track

Speakers

De'Carlos Anderson

De'Carlos Anderson, MPA, Asst. Director Student Success and Retention. UNI

This year’s youth speaker is referred to as “a dedicated and experienced director and educator with proven expertise in motivating and aspiring all  to achieve goals and objectives. He has experiences in k-12 as well as higher education. He does well with fostering skills of students in building and sustaining positive relationships.  He has worked with many diverse populations and this is obvious by his many experiences in Iowa and elsewhere.

He is the former Student Success Specialist at Hawkeye Community College, Waterloo, Iowa where he worked to promote student success through proactive advising, case management and community resources.

He also co-chaired the Multicultural Organization promoting an all-inclusive campus.

Prior to joining us here at UNI he also served as the Workforce Development Specialist where he successfully facilitated workshops which promoted career and employment- related guidance.

DeCarlos Anderson also served as Special Assistant to Associate AD of External Affairs, California State University-Sacramento, California. There he provided comprehensive support in managing intercollegiate athletics department, donor relations, promotions and ticketing.

He also served as a Teacher-Coach in the Oakland Unified School District, Oakland, California where he taught school and coached varsity and Junior Varsity football, track and field.

This year, the Conference on African American Children and Families welcomes DeCarlos Anderson as our Youth Speaker!

 

CheveevahPainting with Chaveevah!

Special Middle Schools Attraction!

 


SESSIONS, FEATURED GUESTS PRESENTERS and COMMUNITY FORUM

*Indicates Youth Track

7 - 8:00 am   REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS in SEC 1st Floor 

8 - 9:20 am   Opening Remarks & Keynote Speaker

Welcome by Dr. Jim Wohlpart, Vice President & Provost, UNI

Greetings The Honorable Mayors, Quentin Hart, City of Waterloo & Rob Green, City of Cedar Falls

National Black Anthem

Keynote Speaker Corey Roberto Lanair Holmes, Graduate NU High School - Clark Atalanta University

Followed by Q & A

Union Steppers Drill Team - Pastor Marvin Jenkins (Lobby)​

Break and Exhibits

9:40 - 10:40 am   Large Group Session

*Large Group Session B - Youth Keynote Speaker- DeCarlos Anderson, Asst. Director, Asst. Director Student Success and Retention, UNI

*Large Group Session C- Black Girls- panel discussion led by Dr. Tiffany Flowers, Georgia State University

10:50 am - 11:40 am   BREAKOUT SESSIONS I Middle/High School

Magda Galloway, Leigh Zeitz, Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Farah Kashef, Sadie Specht, and Lindsey Laughlin. UNI

Presentation Title: It’s time Bust Some Moves!  Code your own dance party with Code.org 
Come and dance around the room, try new things, explore computer science and have fun! Led by teachers and UNI students. Featuring music from Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Panic! At The Disco, Jonas Brothers, and many more!


Chaveevah Ferguson, Artist

Presentation title: Painting with Chaveevah! 
Ferguson is a self-taught artist and UNI Alumni.  She grew up in Chicago, where she danced with the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago for 12 years before moving to Waterloo...Special Middle Schools Attraction!


Juana Hollingsworth, Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment, UNI.  

Presentation Title: Admissions
Will include a panel of UNI students sharing life experience at UNI.


Dr. Shuaib Meacham, Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Curriculum and Instruction, UNI. 

Presentation Title: Hip Hop Literacy
Dr. Meacham specializes in Hiphop integration in literacy education. He is actively engaged with youth in the Cedar Valley area and enjoys engaging them in hiphop experiences. He also has a passion for the promotion of multicultural education and diversity issues. He is definitely a leader in diversity matters!


Angela Weekley, Veridian Community Inclusions Manager

Presentation Title: ​Financial Literacy

12 - 1 pm   Breakout Sessions II Middle/High School

Magda Galloway, Leigh Zeitz, Sarah Bryans-Bongey, Farah Kashef, Sadie Specht, and Lindsey Laughlin. UNI

Presentation Title: It’s time Bust Some Moves!  Code your own dance party with Code.org
Come and dance around the room, try new things, explore computer science and have fun! Led by teachers and UNI students. Featuring music from Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, Lil Nas X, Panic! At The Disco, Jonas Brothers, and many more!


Chaveevah Ferguson, Artist

Presentation title: Painting with Chaveevah!
Ferguson is a self-taught artist and UNI Alumni.  She grew up in Chicago, where she danced with the Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago for 12 years before moving to Waterloo...Special Middle Schools Attraction!


Juana Hollingsworth, Assistant Director of Diversity Recruitment, UNI.  

Presentation Title: Admissions
Will include a panel of UNI students sharing life experience at UNI.


Dr. Shuaib Meacham, Associate Professor, Literacy Education, Curriculum and Instruction, UNI.

Presentation Title: Hip Hop Literacy
Dr. Meacham specializes in Hiphop integration in literacy education. He is actively engaged with youth in the Cedar Valley area and enjoys engaging them in hiphop experiences. He also has a passion for the promotion of multicultural education and diversity issues. He is definitely a leader in diversity matters!


Angela Weekley, Veridian Community Inclusions Manager

Presentation Title: ​Financial Literacy

1 - 1:10 pm Union Dance Performance - Reverend Marvin Jenkins (Lobby)

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm   SPECIALIZED SESSION

Bullying, Dr. Theodora Pinnock - Practicing Pediatrician, Nashville, TN

2:50 pm - 4:00 pm   SPECIAL COMMUNITY FORUM

A Time with Dr. Theodora Pinnock, Practicing Pediatrician, Nashville, Tennessee ( Did you say ADHD, Autism, Non-compliance, behavioral-controlling medications and many more, come ask the doctor!