Tifton Gazette


February 18, 2014

Summit planned for local young men


Local young men will have the opportunity to attend an event centered around inspiring and uplifting minority males in the Tifton community.

Bernard Green, enrollment counselor at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, is hosting a Men of Color Empowerment Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. This is a free event. The target audience is men of color ages 16 and up. Community leaders, students from surrounding counties, high school male students, as well as students from Tift County will be the main focus.

Green says several groups have planned to participate in the summit, including the Tift County Blue Devils basketball team, African American Male Initiative Program (ABAC) and the Campus Assistance Migrant Program (ABAC).

“Besides these groups, I would like to extend an invitation to others in the Tifton area,” Green said in an e-mail. “I have noticed the low numbers of minorities attending college and the lack of motivation to learn skills that will help them become successful. I have designed a summit to spark an interest in the minds of these young men.”

The purpose of the Men of Color Empowerment Summit is to encourage men of color to achieve success by promoting a healthy self-concept, constructive decision making and cultural affirmation. The summit also introduces attributes aimed toward self-determination, responsibility, self-actualization and education significance.

The keynote speaker will be Minister Frankie Mathis. The following are the workshop topics: financial success, spiritual and health wellness, law and government policies, education and research, academic achievement and role of black men in America. There will also be a panel of professionals for participates can ask questions.

For more information, contact Green at 339-0655.

To contact reporter Latasha Ford, call 382-4321.

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