Forest Students to Present at NAACP Conference

Through the continued relationship the Murney Cliinc has with the local NAACP, Forest graduate students will be delivering a wildly popular workshop at the Ninth Annual NAACP Youth Empowerment Conference on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Missouri State University in the Plaster Student Union.


In partnership with the Springfield Public School System and Missouri State University, the Springfield NAACP organizes an annual one day conference in which upwards of 250 African American youth who are performing at a minimal standard at their respective schools attend.


Originally presented by Forest alumni Dr's. Anna Crosby and Rhameka Shelley, the Murney clinic is honored to again be presenting at the conference. Delivered in an upbeat, engaging and positive format the workshop titled, "A Survivor’s Guide to Growing Up as a Minority in Da Field” teaches young African American youth skills to cope with peer pressure, promote a positive self esteem, and personal identity.


Presenters this year are: Gaston Rougeaux-Burnes, Antoni Hanigan, and Stacy Ogbeide, with additional assistance from Amber Jennings, Hannah Harris, and Dr. Rhameka Shelley.