Electricity filled the air with poised words of the Honorable Judge Curtis Collier as this year’s dynamic keynote speaker. With the theme "Today's Trayvon", Judge Collier reminisces on the words of convicted soul who accept, embrace and corrected his past indiscretions. His message was clear as to the decisions we make and the consequences that follow. Every day, our youth are inundated with decisions. His Honor indulged in the understanding at how people arrive at their choices and the factors that influence decision making. Judge Collier encouraged participants that it's never too late to right a wrong.
Mr. Track Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, spoke about the need of education as a method to help the youth overcome adversities. Our theme, Today’s Trayvon, focuses on the decisions that lead up to life altering outcomes. This year’s summit offered positive and constructive advice as well as first-hand accounts as to how a decision can affect you and the road you must take to integrity and accountability. Mr. Martin, in red above, instilled that without education there is no tomorrow. He continued that we have to educate ourselves as youth and we as parents have to make sure our students get educated.
Engage. Lead. Inspire.
We express enormous thanks to our sponsors:
- The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC)
- County Commissioner Greg Beck
- County Commissioner Dr. Warren Mackey
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- 100 Black Men of Chattanooga