George Floyd’s sister partners with Texas A&M-Commerce to establish internship for Black men

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Malaysia Hammond, 19, places flowers at a memorial mural for George Floyd at the corner of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

COMMERCE, Texas (NewsNation Now) — The sister of George Floyd has partnered with Texas A&M University-Commerce in Commerce, Texas, to establish an internship program geared towards educating and uplifting Black male students.

The “Be His Legacy” internship is a two-semester program that will launch in January. The program will give Black male students opportunities to develop leadership skills and experience to help them successfully graduate, according to TAMUC.

Floyd’s sister Bridgett, president of the George Floyd Memorial Foundation, worked in collaboration with the school for the unique program, which aims to eliminate police brutality, promote social justice and protect the rights of people of color.

“This program is all about intentionality–being intentional about increasing and preparing the next generation of our African American male leaders to change the world as we know it today,” said Crystal Hardeman-Ikem, director of Intercultural Engagement and Leadership at A&M-Commerce.

Junior and senior student members of the school’s African American Male Mentorship Program are eligible to apply.

Carry Wright, Floyd foundation executive director, said, “We will build upon the legacy of George Floyd and provide professional growth from a remote capacity.”

For more information on how to apply, click here.

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