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.

2016 Striving for Success: African-American Male Summit
September 13, 2016

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mid-America Center | 1 Arena Way, Council Bluffs, IA
Registration Deadline: Sept. 7 by 5 p.m.

Who should attend?

The summit is for any young male who will be entering the 9th grade in the 2016-2017 School Year.  There is no fee for young males, but registration is required.

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.

What should students wear?

Summit attire is business casual: jeans or khakis and a polo or dress shirt.  Absolutely no hats, sandals, jerseys or athletic clothes.

Can adults and/or females attend the summit?

The workshops are only open to young males entering the 9th grade.  Adult male professionals are invited to serve on a workshop panel and as role models during the day.  However, anyone — teachers, parents or community members — can attend the luncheon featuring our keynote speaker for a fee.

For more information about the summit, please contact Tyrone Marshall, Urban League of Nebraska Youth & Education Director, 402-453-9730 x131 or

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