3rd Annual Principles of Manhood Symposium & Back To School Bash

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Join us August 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM as we discuss the principles of manhood with young men of the Greater Columbia area. We’ll have guest speakers, panel discussion, and FREE food! Admission is FREE!

Purpose: To teach young men character values of fundamental manhood.

What: Vision is the focus of the symposium. Not only will the young men be shown examples of being a visionary via special guests, but they will be given practical information to help develop their own vision for the future.

When: August 8, 2015 at 10 AM at Virginia College (7201 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223)

How: The symposium will be approximately 2 hours long following the format below:

  • Introduction
  • General Address (Guest speakers from the community that can expound on leadership from their field of expertise)
  • Group Activity (activity to involve the young men in using leadership to learn how it is used and gain the sense self worth it brings to oneself)
  • Panel Discussion (Questions from registration questionnaire addressed, general questions from audience addressed)
  • Closing


July 13, 2015

CONTACT: Michael Holoman
EMAIL: info@TheMakingsofaMan.com
PHONE: 803.386.9660


Columbia Non-Profits Join To Host 3rd Manhood Symposium

COLUMBIA, SC— The Makings of a Man Foundation, Concerned Black Men of Columbia, and YNOTU2 have partnered to host the 3rd Annual Principals of Manhood Symposium. The event will be held at Virginia College (7201 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223) on August 8, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

“We’re dedicated to being a positive impact on the young men of the Greater Columbia community,” said Jimmie Wright of Concerned Black Men of Columbia. “To be effective we have to be consistent, and that’s why I’m glad we’re able to do this for the third straight year.”

The Principals of Manhood Symposium will focus on the importance and impact of young men having a vision for themselves and their community. Community leaders will be speaking to the young men about their personal visions and how important it is for the youth to have a vision for their lives. There will also be a panel discussion to address issues and questions the young men may have about being a visionary.

“A lot of young men have an idea of where they want to be, but they have no plan  as to how to get there,” said Jabari Price of The Board of Directors, “We hope through this event they can walk away with a concrete vision of their future and also the tools to make it a reality.”

This year, for the first time, YNOTU2 comes on board as a partner for the event. YNOTU2 works to help underserved and disadvantaged job seekers develop the job skills, competence, confidence, and connections to meaningful, gainful and secure employment.  Additionally, to help employers see beyond disabilities and past offenses and focus on the benefits of employing highly trained and reliable employees.

“Partnering with The Makings of a Man Foundation and Concerned Black Men of Columbia is a natural fit,” said Kimani Davis, Founder of YNOTU2. “The character lessons they teach translate not only to how young men function at home or with their friends, but also in the workplace. Employment is a key component of a stable family unit. It all works together.”

“We’re excited to see this event get larger every year,” said Gerard Droze of The Board of Directors. “The more young men we’re able to reach, the more effective change we can have on Columbia, as well as the state of South Carolina. Better lives for young men results in better lives for us all.”

The Principals of Manhood Symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.TheMakingsofaMan.com/poms.

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