Ryan S. Scott, M.Ed., Senior Program Director, BMLDI
Welcome to the official Internet home of the Black Male Leadership Development Institute (BMLDI). I am pleased to be the Senior Program Director of BMLDI and Education Initiatives at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh. I am very excited and eager to work with the students to ensure that they have the tools necessary to reach their highest potential. BMLDI is more than just a program, it is a movement. The young men will be exposed to community leaders from all sectors of the work force and expound their thinking to help foster future decision making and post-secondary educational opportunities.
As the Co-Director I plan to work hard to motivate and encourage every student to strive for success. Growing up as a young man of color, I understand many the barriers that young men of color face. Participation in a program such as BMLDI would have been very beneficial to both me and some of my peers growing up because of the myriad of possibilities the program offers. My vision is that BMLDI expands its reach beyond the Pittsburgh region, and continues to create long-lasting impact that will go on for many years to come.
To the BMLDI students: I encourage and challenge you to learn and absorb as much information as possible from this experience. The tools you will gain from this program will take you far if you can apply them in your life. I would further persuade you to network and meet new people within the program. Be sure to utilize them and keep in contact (you never know who you may need or come in contact with later on in life!). And most importantly, have a great time! You will definitely reap the benefits of this program and establish long-lasting friendships along the way. Enjoy every minute of this experience.
Welcome and Congratulations!
Ryan S. Scott, M.Ed.,
Senior Program Director, BMLDI