MOVE 2017 (Application Due Date: April 6, 2017)


MOVE 2017, a statewide event for rising 9th,10th, and 11th grade African-American males with a disability and their parents. MOVE empowers African-American Males with Disabilities to Overcome Barriers, Become Self-Determined, and to Graduate High School College & Career Ready. 

Each July, the Virginia Department of Education welcomes African-American males with disabilities from across the Commonwealth to participate in a three-day institute.

Through utilizing state leadership and mentors, young men grades 9-11 engage in activity-based learning. Participants unlock their potential to overcome barriers, become self-determined, and graduate high school to be college and career ready.

Concurrent parent workshops offer resources and tools to promote self-determination in their sons and increase parent engagement in the education process.

Cost: Registration for this event is fully sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education. There is no cost for attendance.

Application Due Date: April 6, 2017

Applications will be reviewed and acceptance letters will be e-mailed on or before May 23, 2017. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


7/16/2017 11:00 AM - 7/18/2017 5:00 PM


Virginia State University,
Petersburg, VA


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