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SACRAMENTO – In an effort to expand the cultural and educational horizons of young African American males, The 100 Black Men of Sacramento and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.’s Sacramento Alumni Chapter will host the Silver Anniversary African American Young Male Conference of Northern California. Held annually for the past 24 years, the event is the first and largest of its kind in Northern California.

This year’s conference will take place Saturday, February 22 at the Serna Center/Sacramento Accelerated Academy at 5735 47th Avenue and is open to young men between the ages of 12 and 21. Parents and guardians are also encouraged to attend and participate in parenting workshops.

The conference begins with registration and a complimentary continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m.. The opening session is at 8:30 a.m. followed by three one-hour workshops from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Lunch will also be provided without charge. Vendor opportunities are available. Door prizes will be drawn just before the conference’s 3:00 p.m. conclusion.

The conference brings together an array of talented speakers from the community on a broad spectrum of topics of particular value to young Black males, ranging from health care (HIV & AIDS) to seminars on the legal/criminal justice system, planning for college, hip-hop and the media, decision-making skills, money management, the Buffalo Soldiers, social media, to name but a few.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Sacramento native and District 2 Council Member Allen Wayne Warren. Information on the conference and online registration is available at Online registration is free until Friday, February 14 – thereafter, a $10 service charge is required. Tax-deductible donations are welcome.

For more information contact Conference Chair Reggie Sears at (916) 484-5645, Darryl Jenkins at (916) 342-3582 or Terry Gibbs at (916) 601-1740.