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SSU hosts 'Black Male Summit' for high school students

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah State University held its "Black Male Summit" on Friday.

Nearly 200 standout high school juniors and seniors from the region were selected by guidance counselors and principals and were invited to attend the summit.

It included academic enrichment workshops and panel discussions. Some of the topics were - "Dressing for Success", "Playing in the NCAA" and "Getting in to and Paying for College."

Poet, songwriter and educator, Tavares Stephens, served as the keynote speaker.

"Helping them understand things like faith, hard work, relationships and being a well-rounded human being in terms knowing that my success is meant to propel others into their success those were some of the things we talked about,” said Stephens.

The event was presented by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Sponsors included the 100 Black Men of Savannah, the Coastal Empire National Pan Hellenic Council, Omar Temple, Goodwill, the SSU Men and Women Mentoring program and Vernon Donovan-State Farm.

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