Mission

The Young Men’s Leadership Conference (YMLC) is an annual, one-day conference that offers empowerment, enlightenment, and guidance to middle and high school males of color in the Greater Boston community.  By encapsulating and effectuating the mission and vision of Morehouse College “to produce academically superior, morally conscious leaders for the conditions and issues of today,” the GBMCAA hopes to maximize the potential of young men of color.  Since 2012, over 500 young men of color from over 60 schools in the Greater Boston area have participated and been impacted in the areas of college preparedness, career readiness, professional development, and civic engagement. Morehouse College alumni, representatives from our community, and corporate partners have led and facilitated nearly 20 workshops on topics ranging from S.T.E.M. and entrepreneurship, to personal branding and financial literacy.

We also have a parental track of workshops so that we may address inquiries and strategies about preparing for your young man’s future, and more. Register to be a part of the conference (Only 40 individual slots available for registration, first come, first serve).

*PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE IS MANDATORY FOR YOUNG MEN*

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST & LUNCH*

*TRANSPORTATION*

Public

Take the MBTA Green Line (“D”) towards Riverside to the Chestnut Hill stop. Follow the steps up and turn left onto Hammond Street. Beaver Country Day School is a ten-minute walk down Hammond Street and is on the right one-half mile after crossing Route 9.

From Downtown Boston by Car

Follow Route 9 West through Brookline to the intersection of Route 9 and Hammond Street. (Please note that Route 9 is also called Huntington Avenue in Boston and Boylston Street in Brookline.) Turn left onto Hammond Street (you will see two gas stations on opposite corners). Beaver Country Day School is on the right, one-half mile down Hammond Street at the intersection of Woodland Road. Visitor parking is on the right as you enter the campus.

From North, West, or South of Boston

Take Route 128 to exit 20 for Route 9 East. Follow Route 9 for 3.6 miles, and then turn right onto Hammond Street (you will see two gas stations on opposite corners). Beaver Country Day School is on the right, one-half mile down Hammond Street at the intersection of Woodland Road. Visitor parking is on the right as you enter the campus.

Parking: Beaver Country Day has ample onsite parking.

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GOALS:

At the end of this event, the GBMCAA will have:

Provided guidance with new and innovative approaches for young men of color in the 21st century to live healthy, holistic lives;

Offered realistic solutions in assisting young men to make healthy decisions concerning their lives;

Helped young men with the recognition and the development of leadership skills

Encouraged young men of color to establish foundational work in completing high school and in seeking higher levels of education.

 

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