8th Annual African-American Male Summit

The Eighth Annual African-American Male Summit will return to Tallwood High School (Tallwood was the first school to host the summit back in 2007). This year’s theme is “King’s Dream: The Foundation for Building Strong Men.”

On Jan. 10, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., all eighth-grade and high school male students are welcome to take part in a variety of activities as well as hear presentations from local business leaders, school administrators and successful alumni.

“The African-American Male Summit gives our students glimpses into their futures,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools. “The summit showcases the myriad avenues for personal and professional success, and we believe this event will inspire our young men to consider careers and post-graduation paths they might not have before.”

This year’s keynote speaker will be Tillman Breckenridge, a Tallwood High School graduate and now a lawyer in the Washington, D.C. area. Breckenridge was selected as a member of Virginia’s Legal Elite for Appellate Law in 2014 as well as named a “Trailblazer Under 40” by the National Bar Association.

Back again this year is also the Parent Institute. Parents are invited to attend the summit, where they will have their own breakout sessions with topics such as college and career readiness as well as guidance services.

Students interested in attending the summit need to register in their school’s guidance office.

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