Am I My Brother’s Keeper: young men learn about empowerment, responsibility at conference

More than 200 high school and college aged men attended the second annual Am I My Brother’s Keeper conference at MCC-Penn Valley on Friday, Oct. 25.

Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe with young men at the Am I My Brother’s Keeper conference Oct. 25.
Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe talks with students at the Am I My Brother’s Keeper conference Oct. 25 at MCC-Penn Valley.

The day-long conference focused on empowerment, networking, motivation, leadership development and personal responsibility for Latino and African American men.

Conference presenters included educators with first-hand knowledge and experience of the challenges facing men of color. Each presenter has developed and implemented academic and co-curricular support programs that have improved access and achievement in their respective communities.

The goal of Am I My Brother’s Keeper is to exchange strategies for empowering high school and college aged men and to create a space for collaboration and mentorship development among the student attendees.

MCC-Penn Valley President pictured with young men from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
MCC-Penn Valley President Joe Seabrooks (back row, in grey suit) is flanked by conference attendees from Lincoln College Preparatory Academy.

Conference participants attended keynote presentations, interactive workshops and debriefing sessions centered around themes of academic excellence, social responsibility and accountability.

Click here to watch a few highlights from the day.