Participation in UW’s Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute grows

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All Lionel Grimes hoped for during the second annual Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute at the University of Wyoming was for the student participants to learn how to get along with one another and to grow in becoming great individuals.

Grimes, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, learned a long time ago what it means to overcome adversity thrown his and his UW Black 14 teammates’ way. Five decades later, he is engaging a new generation of teenage high school students about what it means to be a good person in life.

The recent Black 14 Social Justice Summer Institute experienced a huge growth in year two of the annual program, jumping from six participants in the inaugural session to 24. Five states were represented, stretching from Wyoming to Pennsylvania, according to a UW news release.

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