ACADEMIC SUCCESS ACCOMPLISHED
9TH ANNUAL YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES CONFERENCE
On Saturday, September 26, 2015, the 9th Annual Young African American Males’ Conference will be held at Pasadena City College, located at 1570 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, CA 91106. This keynote speaker for this event is author and educator, K-Rahn Vallatine. Mr. Vallatine is a motivational speaker and author that works to assist at-risk youth in making healthy pro-social decisions. He also serves diligently to educate youth service professionals on youth culture and how to effectively engage this population. In addition, he is a supporter of MPYD and offers his services to MPYD’s "Lunch with the Future" program directly motivating our young men.
There will be four workshops during this conference: “Dare to be Me,” “Building the right Relationships,” “Charting My Unique Path to Success” and the finale is “Black Lives Matter.” Each topic will be presented by a noted Male inspirational speaker.
Although this (YAAMC) conference is designed for young African American males, all are welcome who have a real interest in the subject matter. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served and valuable incentives will be awarded.
This event is co-hosted by Metropolitan Community Action Services Corporation (MCASC), Pasadena City College and Men of Fame. The conference is for males between the ages of 12 to 25. There will also be special presentations for the parents in a separate conference room so plan to bring your young man for a very motivational and informative conference.
THE 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR PROMISES TO BE AMONG THE BEST YEARS FOR MPYD!
The 2015-2016 school years is starting out with a new image and fresh excitement in the air. Over 90 male students have filled out an interest form to join the program. We are expecting one of the largest group of members since the program started back in 2002. During the 2014-2015 school year we graduated the highest number of seniors from our membership. There were 22 of our graduating seniors who applied to colleges and universities; one member has joined the Marines; and one other has transferred to another school district.
At MPYD it is all about young men who want to become successful in life. We have the resources needed to help make that a possibility, but it is important that they "buy into" the concept of success.
In addition we welcome our new staff members who are excited and highly motivated to mentor our youth through successful pathways. This school year promises to be one of the best years ever for MPYD!