The blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The Rising to the Occasion program in Akron is well under way and showing signs of early success.
Troy Roebuck and Travell Wright (pictured), two of the first year students in the African American Male Learning Community this year, have just been admitted into University of Akron’s Honors College.
Additionally, Travell has also been named Outstanding Student of the Year in English by Summit College.
The University of Akron is exceptionally proud of these two young men as well as the entire Rising to the Occasion Program.
The Rising to the Occasion Program is part of Knight Foundation's Black Male Engagement Initiative, which seeks to engage black men and boys in strengthening their commuinities.
By Jennifer Thomas, program director/Akron at Knight Foundation