The Community Prepares For Akron Summit The Community Prepares For Akron Summit

Local group The Community, is preparing for its upcoming trip to the University of Akron's Black Male Summit.

The Black Male Summit events include more than 60-panel discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops on April 8-9, at The John S. Knight Center and The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

The nationally recognized annual summit is designed to educate and develop the future leaders of tomorrow. Promoting the importance of black male success in the classroom, the community, and the world.

In 2015, the Mansfield Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (MIMA), North Central State College Urban Center Director Cheryl Carter and local businessman Gary Feagin provided scholarship funding, which covered the transportation and registration of more than 40 individuals to attend. This year that number of attendees has grown.

The Community is encouraging individuals to attend the summit for everyone to be part of changing the lives of young men in our area who know nothing outside of their current realm of influence.

Four reasons you should attend the summit
  • Empowerment – The summit annually demonstrates the importance of Black Male success in the classroom, the community, and the world. Through dynamic speakers, attendees feel inspired to achieve their goals and empowered to write their own narrative of success.
  • Enrichment – The summit boasts numerous breakout sessions geared to educating and developing the future leaders of tomorrow. The sessions represent the perfect opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the evolving conversations.
  • Engagement – The summit has achieved national recognition and a yearly gathering of the nation’s best and brightest minority students and professionals. The networking opportunities for attendees represent an overwhelming draw to the conference and fosters continued generational relationships.
  • Encouragement – At the summit, attendees meet other students and professionals with similar stories, successes, shared interests and common challenges. The bond that is created moves beyond the weekend of the summit, building brotherhood and lasting connections.

 If you would like to attend the summit or would like to be a sponsor contact The Community founding members Damien Beauford, 419-612-1938 or Marquis Carter at 937-607-4434. 

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