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SACRAMENTO, CA, March 03, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The African American Male Youth Conference celebrated its 25th anniversary annual meeting in Sacramento on Saturday February 22, 2014. Held at the Sacramento Accelerated Academy and Serna Center, and attended by well over 300 dignitaries, educators, influencers, and African American youth from across the region, the event was hailed as an overwhelming success.
"I was honored and humbled to be a part of the 100 Black Men of Sacramento's 25th Annual African American Male Youth Conference" said Michael J. Brown, President of 100 Black Men of America. "The commitment to the youth and community mirrors efforts that occur in over 100 chapters across our chapter network. I congratulate Chapter President Daniel Bryant and the members of the 100 of Sacramento for hosting over 250 young males this year to such an outstanding day long program. To co-founders Gerald Bryant, Reggie Sears, Dr. James Reede and Frank Withrow, thank you for your vision and thought leadership. Your legacy is alive and well 25 years later and for the next 25 years to come."
The event was keynoted by Allen Warren, Sacramento City Councilman, 2nd District, and included an array of talented speakers from the community, including UCANN and City Youth, to discuss a broad spectrum of topics of particular value to young Black males. With 16 workshops, the topics ranged from health care (HIV & AIDS) to the legal/criminal justice system, planning for college, hip-hop and the media, decision-making skills, money management, and social media.
The event was sponsored by many civic, educational, and commercial organizations, including:
- African American Expressions
- The 100 Black Men of Sacramento
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
- Target Excellence
- Roberts Family Development Center
- Sac City Unified School District
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
- Buffalo Soldiers
- Union Bank
- U-Can (Go to College)
- Wal Mart - Natomas
"The chance to provide the youth in Sacramento the opportunity to hear from leaders in the community, who are experts in their chosen field of endeavor, over the last 25 years, is truly a way, for them to, "see what they can be." said Mr. Daniel Bryant, President of The 100 Black Men of Sacramento.
About the 100 Black Men of Sacramento
100 Black Men of Sacramento is a chapter of 100 Black Men of America, a national organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans. The values are based on the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity. The 100 Black Men of Sacramento is a 501(c)3 organization and actively accepts donations.
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