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2023 EVENT

Saturday, April 15th 2023

8:30 am - 10:30 am 


Tickets: $50

Today more than ever, young boys and men, especially those from historically disadvantaged backgrounds are far more likely to face discrimination and high unemployment. The one and most promising tool to alleviate these ills is a joint community involvement in education.


Our fundraising event is a sponsored breakfast with proceeds going to support our scholarship fund. Therefore, we are continuing to work toward our goal of attracting 900 Men and Boys to come together and join an ongoing effort in making a difference through education.

2023 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson


(Educator, Author, Pastor, T.V. & Radio Analyst)


Dr. Michael Eric Dyson (born October 23, 1958) is an American academic, author, ordained minister, and radio host.


He is a professor in the College of Arts and Science and in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University.[3] Described by Michael A. Fletcher as a Princeton Ph.D. and a child of the streets who takes pains never to separate the two",[4] Dyson has authored or edited more than twenty books dealing with subjects such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Marvin Gaye, Barack Obama, Nas's debut album Illmatic, Bill Cosby, Tupac Shakur and Hurricane Katrina.,


Dr. Dyson is a widely respected author, contributing New York Times opinion writer, CNN and MSNBC political analyst, and host of the Michael Eric Dyson podcast featuring Dr. Dan Ratner. An ordained Baptist minister for more than 30 years, Essence magazine has named Dr. Dyson one of the 40 Most Inspiring African Americans. Ebony magazine listed him among the 100 Most Influential Black Americans.


Chesapeake Conference Center

700 Conference Center Drive 

Chesapeake, VA 23320

How to Apply

  • Must be a male student enrolled and in good standing in Senior year at a high school located in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 on 4.0 scale

  • Three (3) Positive Letters of Recommendation: 

  1. 1 from high school teacher

  2. 1 from a high school counselor

  3. 1 from a character reference.

Note: References from family members are not permitted.

  • Submit your senior picture of equivalent

  • Submit a minimum 250 word essay

  • Submission of ALL academic transcripts from most recent high school must be included in the packet.

  • Acceptance letter must be uploaded.

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