COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) — Southeastern Community College is hosting a Minority Male Youth Empowerment Summit for young men on Saturday, June 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Young men in Columbus and surrounding counties are encouraged to attend. Registration is $5 and includes lunch.
The summit is open to male students age 13 and older and will focus on health, education and goal planning.
According to Justin Smith with SCC, the keynote speaker will be Bryant Smith, who will present “The Application for Manhood.” He is also expected to present a workshop entitled “Lifestation,” which uses familiar imagery from the PlayStation videogame to teach lessons about developing into manhood.
Brand architect Craig Stokes and Whiteville resident Andy Anderson will also reportedly host presentations.
“It is my hope that the Minority Male Youth Empowerment Summit will encourage students to embark on a new or improved life pathway,” said Barbara Campbell, director of the SCC Men Mentoring Men Program, in a news release. “The event is part of a larger initiative at the College to help minority males enhance their academic experiences.”