Call Me MISTER Program Holding Academic Leadership Academy

The Call Me MISTER program housed in Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Education continues its Academic Leadership Academy this Spring.

The Academy, with a strong emphasis on encouraging African-American and Hispanic students to become future educators, targets seventh- and eighth-grade males in Madison and adjacent counties. The MISTER acronym (short for Mentors Instructing Students toward Effective Role Modeling) also refers to the classic film “In the Heat of the Night,” in which Sidney Poitier’s character demands respect with the line, “They call me Mister Tibbs.”

 In eight sessions this semester, Academy participants are experiencing various aspects of teacher education while learning valuable lessons and skills such as college preparation, the importance of diversity, team-building, communication and leadership. The Academy also offers field trips to the Louisville Science Museum, the Toyota plant in Georgetown, and EKU’s Maywoods Environmental and Educational Laboratory.

For more information, contact Dr. Norman Powell at 859-622-6195 or 859-200-2865.

Published on April 08, 2014