A local organization that specializes in mentoring young men, the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock, will partner with the US Army ROTC to host a Youth Leadership Seminar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 12, at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center located at 501 W 9th St, Little Rock, AR 72201.
The purpose of the event will be to teach high school students and college freshmen and sophomores about the attributes of leadership and the opportunities that the ROTC provides to help them develop their leadership skills.
Additionally, participants will learn about the specific opportunities available through the US Army. Officers from UAPB’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will lead the seminar.
The U.S. Army’s ROTC has more than 1,600 Junior ROTC programs in high schools across America — and Senior ROTC programs in more than 1,400 colleges and universities — Army ROTC is the most leadership program going. Learn more about UALR’S ROTC program.
The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based program for training commissioned officers of the United States armed forces.
ROTC officers serve in all branches of the U.S. armed forces. In 2010, ROTC graduates constituted 38.5 percent of newly commissioned U.S. Army officers. Under ROTC, a student may receive a competitive, merit-based scholarship, covering all or part of college tuition, in return for an obligation of active military service after graduation.
Chapter members of the 100 Black Men of Greater Little Rock will also discuss the importance of education, leadership, and mentoring.
The event is open to high school and college students between the ages of 13–21. To attend RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, October 10.