Summit for black boys and young men teaches ways to succeed

MILWAUKEE - Hundreds of teens came together in Milwaukee for a summit on the challenges young African-American males face and the paths to personal success.

Milwaukee Public Radio reports that about 600 African-American boys and teenagers attended the two-day Black Male Youth summit at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earlier this month. The students' teachers encouraged them to participate because they are focused on college and careers.

The annual summit aims to help African-American males identify challenges they face, such as unemployment, poverty and mass incarceration, and find ways to achieve personal success.

Event organizer Kwabene Antoine Nixon began the event with a speech. The summit also included workshops that focused on issues such as how to handle police encounters and conflict resolution.

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