Church Summit Targets Young Black Males

WI Web Staff Report | 7/14/2011, 10:58 p.m.
A summit that seeks to provide role models for young black males will be held July 30 at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in the District. (Courtesy Photo)

A summit aimed at placing strong and positive African-American men in the lives of their young counterparts, takes places at 10 a.m., July 30 at Johnson Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast.

The "Raise A Man"summit is being presented by native Washingtonian and entrepreneur Lamont Carey, and targets African-American boys between the ages of 7 and 17.

The event seeks to accomplish its goal through programs such as G.E.D. studies, mentoring and music production - all of which will be facilitated by the participating older role models.

The daylong gathering, which is free and will include program providers from all over the District/Maryland/Virginia area, will also offer health screenings. Refreshments will be available.

For more information or to make a donation, call 202-841-3520 or address inquiries to RAISEAMAN@yahoo.com.