Professional Development Program Matches Youth to Mentorship & College Dollars
“Maleness to Manhood Workshop Series” offers mentorship and professional development opportunity in half-day seminar to St. Louis area young men.
Career & Professional Development Event
This transformational event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel, 10700 Pear Tree Dr., St. Louis, MO 63134. Winners must be in attendance to receive scholarship.
It has been cited in national studies as well as local data that young men, especially African-American young men, are falling behind in school and thus getting left behind in the workforce. The Maleness to Manhood event will feature breakout sessions, tailored workshops, along with male mentors and college scholarships. Maleness to Manhood 2016 attendees heard a heartfelt speech from Julius Hunter about his childhood, challenges and what he thinks it is to be a man.
This year, we are proud to host professional boxer Josh Temple as our keynote speaker to share with the youth what “manhood” means to him. Temple is a proud alumnus of the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club and a 2014 Team USA champion who is now 2-0 as a Pro Boxer.
High-school males of all ages are encouraged to attend. However, scholarships are awarded to seniors only. Each student must complete the application and submit to advisor/teacher they heard about the program from (via forwarding their confirmation email, sending a pdf or printed version).
The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 6
Registration & Breakfast Buffet: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Workshop 1 @ 9 a.m.
Workshop 2 @ 10 a.m.
Workshop 3 @ 11 a.m.
3 Course Lunch & Mentor Match-Up @ 12 p.m.
Floyd Mayweather, Sr.’s Keynote Speech @ 1p.m.
Scholarships Announced @ 1:30 p.m.
Workshop topics and instructors are still being confirmed for the 2017 program. Below are the workshops included traditionally and last year.
- “Beyond the Numbers: Careers in Accounting”
- “Engineering: A Successful Career Path”
- “Financial Empowerment”
- “Personal Branding”
- “Scientific Path”
- “The Verdict: A Look at the Legal Profession”
- “What’s Private, What’s Not”
While this career and professional development program is open to high-school aged young men residing in the St. Louis metro area, scholarships are reserved for graduating seniors.
The Scholarship Luncheon is the second half of the day. Here, the young men are paired up with mentors and converse with them during the afternoon. Attendees are treated to a three course meal, live jazz piano, a musical performance, a keynote speech and get to witness the scholarships being awarded. Scholarships are available for graduating seniors ONLY; just fill out the form below.
Please call Ty Howard at 314.679.5232 with any questions. Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference in children’s lives.