Striving for Success Male Summit

Striving for SuccessThe Striving for Success Male Summit is a day-long event held in September that inspires African-American males entering high school (the 9th grade) to excel in their education. These young males will meet successful African-American professionals and attend motivational workshops. The Summit is co-hosted by 100 Black Men of Omaha, Empowerment Network and Urban League of Nebraska. FREE for young African-American males, including meals and transportation.


2017 Striving for Success: African-American Male Summit
Tuesday, September 19th

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
University of Nebraska-Omaha | Milo Bail Student Center | 6203 University Dr S, Omaha, NE 68132
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DEADLINE: Sept. 13th by 5 p.m.


KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jaylen D. Bledsoe

Jaylen is a young entrepreneur, motivational speaker, tech prodigy and founder of what has become a global, billion-dollar organization. In 2014, Ebony Magazine selected Jaylen as an Ebony Power 100, signifying him as one of the 100 most influential African-Americans.

Who should attend?

Students | Any young male who will be entering the 9th grade for the 2017-2018 School Year. There is no fee for students, but registration is required.

  • Register online below or download the registration form. Forms are also available at the Urban League of Nebraska Family Resource Center, 3040 Lake Street, Omaha, NE 68111, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Download and share the S4S poster. (PDF | JPG)

Adult Role Models | Adult male professionals serve as role models during the day. Role models are paired with a table of youth during plenary sessions and may share their professional and life experiences as a panelist during breakout sessions. Some Role Models are might be attending as chaperones on behalf of a high school. Role Models are provided complimentary meals.

What should attendees wear?

Students should dress business casual: jeans or khakis and a polo or dress shirt.  Absolutely no hats, sandals, jerseys or athletic clothes. Adult Role Models may wear suits or their professional attire.

Can adults and/or females attend the summit?

The breakout sessions are only open to young males and adult Role Models. However, anyone — teachers, parents or community members and no matter your gender identity — may attend the luncheon featuring our keynote speaker for a fee.

For more information about the summit, please contact Tyrone Marshall, Urban League of Nebraska Education and Youth Development Programs Director, 402-453-9730 x134 or tyrone.marshall@urbanleagueneb.org.

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