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Mentoring At-Risk Youth Summer Course

In summer session B 2016, Dr. Vincent Adejumo taught a service-learning course entitled “Mentoring At-Risk Youth”. This service-learning course entails students at the University of Florida critically analyzing concepts and theories that pertain to youth who exhibit behaviors that are consistent with being at-risk. After three days of lecture, the students spent their Thursdays and Fridays mentoring youth, many of whom are considered at-risk, at one of four Gainesville Parks and Recreation community centers in the most urban of areas in Gainesville. To celebrate the gains that the youth made throughout the course of the summer, the African American Studies program hosted an end of semester campus tour and lunch at the Institute of Black Culture on Friday August 5th 2016.  Congratulations Dr. Adejumo for a job well done!