17th annual Youth Leadership Conference
Omega Educational Foundation
The Omega Educational Foundation recently held their 17th annual Youth Leadership Conference at Compton College. The program, founded by Ricky Lewis of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., strives to have a positive impact on the lives of young African American men ages 8-18 by providing them with effective mentorship, leadership, and fellowship. More than 300 young men registered for the event and many parents also took advantage of the free conference activities tailored specifically towards adults, which addressed issues that impact their sons each day.
Founded by Ricky Lewis of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. Tau Tau Chapter, in Compton, Calif., the Omega Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization that emphasizes community development, mentorship, and character-building in young men ages 8 to 18 years old.
During the past 17 years, the Omega Educational Foundation has touched the lives of more than 3,400 young men in the Greater Los Angeles area.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Hollywood movies directed by African Americans are significantly more likely to include African American characters with speaking roles than movies not directed by African Americans, according to a report released today from USC Annenberg.
The Motivated Men of Dorsey High School is a nonprofit organization committed to community collaboration and social responsibility through its efforts to prepare the young men at Dorsey High School to be effective communicators, critical thinkers and life-long learners. As a collaborative of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and community members, the organization’s objective is to foster positive relationships with the young men in an effort to close the achievement gap, increase test scores, and lead them to a successful high school experience.
Nearly 500 people turned out Saturday for a town hall discussion on the status of Black children in California’s public education and system.
The event, sponsored by Congresswoman Karen Bass, D-Calif., was held at Audubon Middle School in the Crenshaw District and drew people ranging from high school students attending local campuses, to former school district superintendents, to educational professionals, to parents to concerned community stakeholders.
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