Hundreds of high schoolers attend sixth annual Summit on Black Male Youth
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An event at UW-Milwaukee aims to change the narrative for young black men in the area.
Nearly 600 high schoolers attended Monday's Summit on Black Male Youth. They learned about different career paths that organizers say are often overlooked in their community.
"Many of them we invite back to follow-up workshops where we actually drill down to certain professions. We'll have a workshop on for example, the skilled trades, and then some of them interested in that will have a presentation from folks in the skilled trades," says James Hill with Student Affairs at UW-Milwaukee.
The second day of the Summit begins Tuesday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m. at UW-Milwaukee. More than 1,000 middle schoolers are expected to attend.