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Symposium Aims to Build Self-Confidence in Students

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This weekend, your children have a chance to take part in a youth conference that aims to build confidence and connect kids to leaders in the community.

The first annual Umoja Self-Love Symposium gets underway this weekend. The C-ville Area Alliance of Black School Educators and the Young Black Professional Network are hosting the symposium.

The free event will feature a motivational speaker and sessions titled "Why Does Race Matter", “It's Cool to be Smart", and "Loving Yourself for a Healthy Relationship."

The goal is to build students' confidence and teach them positive self-image.

There are 25 slots open for interested 5th through 12th grade students.

The symposium takes place March 15 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Jefferson African American Heritage Center. To sign up, click here.

Read below for the full schedule:

8:30 a.m. - Volunteer arrival for set up 

9:00 - 9:30  a.m. - Student registration and check-in 

9:00 - 9:30  a.m. - Breakfast (Bagels, donuts, pastries, granola bars, fruit, juice, and water. DJ will play music while students are arriving and eating)

9:30 a.m. - Welcome/acknowledgement of sponsors/ speaker introduction

9:40 a.m. - Keynote speaker ( John E. Johns AKA The Point Guard - http://thepointguards.com/)

9:55 a.m. - Transition into sessions  (DJ will play music)

10:00 - 10:50 a.m. - Session 1

10:50 a.m. - Transition into next session (snack break if needed. DJ will play music)

11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Session 2

11:50 - Closing Remarks

12:00 a.m. - Dismissal

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