Retired Carolina Panthers football player Mike Minter and other African American men will speak at a free leadership conference Feb. 7 for African American males ages 14 through 18.
About 250 people attended last year's Young Black Men Leadership Alliance Conference, and 300 are expected at this year's event, organizers said. It will be at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte.
The conference teaches principles of leadership and success to teens and their family members.
Speakers will include corporate CEOs, business owners, professional speakers, a fifth-degree master black belt in tae kwondo and Minter, now president of Lake Norman Business magazine.
Each teen has lunch with an African American male professional in his own field of interest. Parent and guardian sessions will focus on parenting/raising young leaders, the benefits of continuing education and healthy living. Breakfast, snack and lunch will be provided.
Registration is required. Register at www.ybmleadership.com.
To make a tax-deductible donation, mail can be mailed to YBM Leadership Alliance, c/o Allen K. Anderson, 13000-F S. Tryon St., PBM 209, Charlotte, NC 28278. Secure donations also can be made via PayPal, at www.ybmleadership.com.
For more details on assisting with the conference, call John Martin at 704-340-5996.