Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:50
"Finding Your Passion / Success By Choice"
The annual Young African Male Conference will be held at Pasadena City College for the eighth year on September 27, 2014. The annual event is designed to give young Black men an opportunity to be directly and personally exposed to career choices. Professionals who have succeeded and thrived in their careers lecture and head workshops on a variety of careers open to young Black males.
These professionals provide living examples of how to survive and thrive in careers that in some cases were not available to earlier generations.
Success by Choice is the on-going theme. This theme is a reminder that one of each individuals' greatest gifts is the power of choice. Once the choice made the work begins and this seminar provides a roadmap on how to achieve survive and thrive in your career choice, sometimes against the odds.
The workshops are one of the few places where young men can ask questions about career choices and get meaningful answers. The workshops provide opportunity to be empowered, and inspired as young men set out to travel on their journey toward a successful career.
Past workshops have included speakers on self-employment, college preparation, self-esteem survival strategies for fatherless young men. Doctors, lawyers, professionals in the insurance and banking industries, and a wide variety of trades.
The event was the brainchild of Pastor Tyrone Skinner of Metropolitan Baptist Church, with the idea of "exposing young Black men to a different way of life." In a statement about the conference, cited by writer, Mary Francis Guyton, Skinner said, "The conference evolved from a vision to transform, our community from one of mediocrity to one where we all want to live and work."
In past conferences, a crowd of more than 300 young men, aged 12-25, attended. To register or for more information call: 626-389-0420, or email: www.mcasc.us.
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9/18/1919: Fritz Pollard becomes first Black to play professional football for major team, Akron Indians. Also first Black to play in Rose Bowl.
9/19/1881: Booker T. Washington opens Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.
9/20/1984: The Cosby Show premieres on NBC.
9/21/1833: Maria W. Stewart, women's rights & abolitionist speaker, gives her farewell address. Includes: ". . . for it's not the color of the skin that makes the man or woman, but the principle formed in the soul."
9/21/1897: Frank W. Leslie, inventor, patented envelope seal.
9/22/1891: Jan E. Matzeliger revolutionized shoe making.
9/22/1998: Florence Griffith-Joyner, sprinter, winner of three gold & silver medal at 1988 Olympics, dies at age 38.
9/23/1884: J. W. Reed, inventor, received patient for dough kneader & roller.
9/23/1930: Ray Charles Robinson, composer, singer & musician, born.
9/23/1954: George C. Wolfe, playwright, born.
9/24/1825: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, writer, born.
9/24/1894: Edward Franklin Frazier, scholar, professor & sociologist, born. His books were among first sociological works on African Americans researched & written by an African American.
9/24/1935: Joe Louis, prize fighter, becomes first Black boxer to draw million dollar gate.