The George Floyd Memorial Foundation is joining forces with Texas A&M University-Commerce to launch an internship program for Black male students.
Set to launch in January 2021, the Be His Legacy Internship Program is designed to promote social justice, combat police brutality and protect the civil rights of people of color.
The program will be available to members of the African American Male Mentorship Program at the university, which “encourages Black male students to actively engage in the university experience, develop leadership skills, and successfully graduate and become future industry leaders,” according to a statement posted on the school’s website.
“We’re exceedingly happy to launch our first internship program in partnership with Texas A&M University-Commerce,” Carry Wright, the executive director of the George Floyd Memorial Foundation,” said in a statement. “We will build upon the legacy of George Floyd and provide professional growth from a remote capacity.”
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