Overview: During this Youth Forum, mentees will get to showcase their talents, report on their accomplishments, and express their concerns around the pandemic.
Dr. Terrence Freeman
Students’ Video Presentation
Overview: “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”, written by Nina Simone and Weldon Irvine, became one of the most triumphant anthems of the Black Pride Movement in the 1970s. So many boys and girls grow up not fulfilling their potential or opening up their hearts to the gifts that lies within. Many people become comfortable in their situations and lack the courage to move forward. During this workshop, a panel of young adults will share their success stories on how they became gifted while being Black and encourage attendees to open up their minds to all the possibilities the future may hold.
Chrisette Michele, Singer and Songwriter
Dr. Tommy Watson, Speaker, Coach, & Consultant, T.A. Watson
Elder Tyler N. Allen, Preacher, Singer, Writer, Actor, and Mentor, TNA Ministries
Dawn Parks, Miss Teen Illinois International 2021
Overview: As quoted by Leroy Eldridge Cleaver, “If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem.” There are some people today who have become a hindrance in the fight towards creating a better society for all. However, there are those individuals who do triumph over the obstacles and challenges they face. During this workshop, a panel of young adults will discuss the direct actions they are taking to push change within their communities.
Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, Senior Pastor, Jamal Bryant Ministries
Terrell Stafford, C-100 Chapter President, Texas Southern University
Nicholas André G. Johnson, First Black Valedictorian, Princeton University
Noah Harris, First Black Student Body President, Harvard University
Rev. Stephen A. Green, Senior Pastor & Activist, Heard AME Church
Overview: This activity is a great way to engage high school and college aged young adults. During the Hands on Banking Experience, participants are assigned a profile detailing career, income, and family information. They visit various stations that mimic real life expenses such as clothing, groceries, transportation, and childcare. At each of these stations, participants will have to make selections within the constraints of their budget.
Ben-James Brown, Regional Banking District Manager Atlantic Region – Vice President Washington D.C Metro, Wells Fargo
Shawn Slaughter, Vice President, Senior Program Manager, Affluent Strategy and Segment Division, Wells Fargo At Work
100 Black Men of Austin, Inc. – A1
100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. – A81
100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc. – A197
100 Black Men of DeKalb, Inc. – A24
100 Black Men of Savannah, Inc. – A82
Simené Walden, Educator, Publisher, International Speaker, Book Coach, and an Amazon Best Selling Author
Joseph C. Frank, Sr., Managing Director-Investments and Senior Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Advisors
Overview: As we conclude the final day of the Virtual 35th Annual Conference, Chairman Dortch and Vice Chairman Dotson will provide their closing actions for 100 Black Men chapters, Collegiate 100 students, youth, and communities served
Chairman Thomas W. Dortch Jr.
Vice Chairman Albert E. Dotson, Jr., Esq.