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Davenport Students Attend Embrace Race Luncheon with Business Leaders

Wood students interact with business leaders

Photo by Andy Abeyta, Quad City Times

Students from Hayes Elementary, Wood Intermediate, and Central High attended the inaugural Embrace Race Luncheon on November 28th at St. Ambrose University. The goal of the event, put together by Davenport-based community organizer Tracy White, was to create mentor relationships between African American young men and local mentors in the business community, in hopes of narrowing the achievement gap for students. WQAD interviewed Wood 8th graders Alex McNeal and Malakhai Carter about their experience at the event – check it out here!