The BOOM Experience

The BOOM Experience is a program designed for male students that racially identify as African, Black, Hispanic, LatinX, Native American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander or mix of any, who are in grades 7-12 in the Bellevue School District.

This program provides an opportunity for these students to connect, be inspired, find support and to be lead and taught by men who also racially identify like them. Students will spend the day learning and engaging in discussion around race, culture, leadership and self-empowerment.

While this event is designed especially to reach African, Black, Hispanic, LatinX, Native American, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander male students, the event is open to ALL students in grades 7-12.



Schedule

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The event begins at 9:30 am so we will be picking up your student between 8:30 am-9:30 am at their schools. The event will end at 1:30 for middle school students and 4 pm for high school students. Middle school students will be dropped off at their schools between 1:45-2 pm and high school students will be dropped off at their schools between 4-4:15 pm.

View the Detailed Agenda
  • 8:30-9:30 Bus Pick up
  • 9:30-10:00 Students Arrive at Bellevue College
  • 10:00-10:30 Welcome & Keynote
  • 10:30-10:40 Transition
  • 10:45-11:30 Break Out Session 1
  • 11:30-11:45 Transition
  • 11:45-12:30 Break Out Session 2
  • 12:30-1:00 Lunch & Activity
  • 1:00-1:15 Middle School Survey
  • 1:15-1:30 Middle School Students Depart & Load Buses
  • 1:00-1:10 Transition
  • 1:15-2:15 Break Out Session 3
  • 2:15-2:30 Transition
  • 2:30-3:30 Small Group Caucus
  • 3:30-4:00 Survey & Closing
  • 4:00 High Depart & Load Buses


Registration

Please register as soon as possible. Registration is a two-part process. Use the button below to register online. You must then print, fill out and submit the BSD field trip forms to your student’s counselor. Families must register and submit completed field trip forms by December 5, 2017.



Parents & Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at The BOOM Experience? We need volunteers to assist with a variety of needs. Please be sure to state your availability so we know where to best fill a need that works with your schedule.



Workshops
Take a Tour of Bellevue College

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for everyone who is interested in taking a tour of Bellevue College and understanding all that this campus has to offer. Students will see the campus, learn about the various programs and support that is specifically for students of color. Steps and information for applying will also be provided.

How Race impacts your identity

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around self‐empowerment and cultural understanding. Students will examine race, racism, superiority and oppression to gain an understanding of the impact of trauma, and how it shapes our identity. Discussion will include the importance of cultural perspectives, knowing differing worldviews, and how cultural expectations affects how we relate to one another.

Who Cares? Social Styles 360

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around self‐empowerment and leadership. Students will elevate their self‐awareness so they can enhance their effectiveness with others. Participants will examine assertiveness and responsiveness to gain a deeper understanding of self and how to engage with others.

How to go from a Heart of War to a Heart of Peace

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around self‐empowerment. Students will examine the importance of looking deeper than behavior to focus on their ‘way of being’ and standing in their greatness.

Fear of a Brown Planet

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around civil discourse. Students will gain an understanding of how to combat racism white supremacy…through self respect. Participants will discuss self respect, holistic health and healing, relationships, self expression, and service to others.

Speak On It!

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around self‐empowerment and leadership. Students will learn how to harness the power of their personal story to impact others. Participants will examine podcasting, the art of storytelling, interview techniques, technology & resources, appropriate use of social media, and more.

Beats, Rhymes, and Life

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Pacific Islander, Native, Filipino, Korean and Filipino American. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around cultural understanding. Looking at our family history, finding the uniqueness, but also the common qualities we all share as men of color. Taking our shared history and transforming our future together, through music, art, writing, and work.

Black Brilliance!

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around cultural understanding and self‐empowerment. Students will be exposed to Black history and the many contributions they made in the area of math, science, engineering and art. Students will learn about the courage and perseverance exemplified through enslavement and Jim Crow periods. A hands‐on display of everyday items patented and invented will be the learning tools in this session.

La Culture Cura: Beats from the Barrio

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as LatinX. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around cultural understanding. Students will explore the rich historical and cultural intersections between LatinX identity & musical expression from all across Latin America.

In this workshop, we will connect music and minds, while addressing topics of existence, resistance, and resilience of the sounds of Latinidad. As a participant, you can expect to delve into specific emerging rhythms, sounds and artists addressing the issues facing the evolving LatinX

Show me What your working with..

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as LatinX. This session is for 9‐12th graders only who will engage in learning around self‐empowerment. Considering, that we all have a story and we inevitably do things that expose the pain and the trauma we have all been through, participants will look at the positive side of things learned from these stories and the difficult experiences that make us who we are.

Stay Woke

This session will be facilitated by several males who vary racially. This session is for 7th & 8th grade only who will engage in cultural understanding. Students will engage in learning around the history of black men in America. Facilitators will share personal stories and connect to the history to engage students in gaining a better understanding self and be empowered to do anything that they set their minds to do.

From Gangs To Gains In Your Community

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around civil discourse. The workshop will focus on unpacking the difference between gangs and groups. Discussion and investigation around how they are created so that participants understand the importance of building cohesive group spaces. Students will examine “gangs” and “groups” and learn how to create and get involved in positive community impact groups based on their interests.

You Are What You’ve Been Waiting For!

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around self‐empowerment. In this session students will go on a voyage of self‐discovery through cultural music, dance, creative expression and humor. Participants will learn the tools needed to keep these creative sparks ignited along their journey to success!

Superhero Syndrome

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Southeast Asian. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around cultural understanding. Students will learn about the development of dual cultural identities and helping SE Asian students learn about and recognize what role they play in upholding the model minority stereotype.

A World Without Black People

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as Black. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around cultural understanding and self empowerment. This session will allow students to engage in Black history in a way for students to see themselves as historic and empowered.

Purpose & Perseverance

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as LatinX. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around self empowerment. Students will engage in learning around in building their mental strength. Participants will investigate how to persevere to accomplish anything no matter what, who, or where you come from.

(I)dentity: I Am, Even If They Don't…

This session will be facilitated by 2 males who racially identify as Black and Filipino and White. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around self empowerment and leadership. Students will engage in discussion about finding their own “sauce” in a bland world. Participants will discover the seasoning that makes each person the best they can be while being able to share your own sauce with others in meaningful and positive way.

Adelante: Redefining the LatinX Culture

This session will be facilitated by a male who racially identifies as LatinX. This session is for 7th & 8th graders only who will engage in learning around cultural understanding. Students will learn about LatinX cultural identities through the exploration of the historical context of terminology, barriers and demystify stereotypes.



Location

Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007



Sponsors
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