Melaninnial to Millennial Leadership and Empowerment DEVELOPMENT Series

Kyle Jumper-Smith, a 2016 YP4 fellow and current Vice President of Bowling Green State University’s Black Student Union is currently studying Inclusive Early Childhood Education and plans on setting out a servant leadership and empowerment series of workshops, retreats, social media challenges, and eventually a blog for inner city youth and current students at Bowling Green State University. This program is called Boss Up Melaninnial’s!. In this program millenniums of color help organize and facilitate workshops and activities on topics such as servant leadership, service, social justice, professionalism, and social media during social movements.  In this program, Kyle wants to work with a local clothing business started in Bowling Green, Ohio called Boss Up Clothing Co. and various Bowling Green State University campus organizations to supply the most appropriate resources to benefit the local communities and students of color.  After attending many workshops, retreats, and participating in the YP4 Fellowship, he was inspired to develop a leadership and empowerment series so that scholars from the inner city would be capable of implementing their skills and talents while being a servant leader in their communities in the greater Detroit and Toledo area. His end goal for the program is to incorporate this leadership and empowerment initiative into a curriculum or yearly course for middle and high school students in local cities such as Detroit and Toledo.