Mentoring conference for men of color held in Co-op City
A mentoring conference aimed at helping young Bronx men of color was held in Co-op City Thursday.
Organizers say that the Male Empowerment Symposium and Career Fair was all about using education as a tool to change lives.
About 800 young men from across the city paired up with mentors from various professional backgrounds, including doctors, firefighters, lawyers and police officers.
The goal is to encourage the students to go for their dreams, and to give them realistic advice on how to achieve those dreams.
The event was about networking as well. Colleges and employers were in attendance to help the attendees take the next step.
Organizers from the AIMHigh Empowerment Institute moved the event from Monroe College to a community center this year to accommodate more students.