Update: The African-American male summit has been canceled due to the potential for inclement weather.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools is celebrating its 10th year hosting the annual African-American male summit.
This leadership event is Saturday, Jan. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Princess Anne High School.
Young men in grades eight through 12 can attend the free event, which features team-building activities, leadership sessions, and breakout sessions. Students interested in attending can register at their school’s guidance office.
Virginia Beach Deputy City Manager Kenneth Chandler will be the event’s keynote speaker.
Chandler has over 25 years of experience working as a public sector executive in Arlington County, Portsmouth, Richmond, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. Now, he oversees Virginia Beach departments of human services, libraries, parks and recreation, human resources and more, according to the release.
The summit started in 2007 commemorating the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., demonstrating student leadership, community involvement, college readiness and networking, according to a VBCPS news release.
Parents are invited to attend this event where they can participate in special breakout sessions, discussing topics like college readiness and guidance services.
For more information about this event, contact Dr. LaQuiche Parrott, director of opportunity and achievement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-263-1088.