Yasothon EDITORS NOTE – Not open to the public – media are invited to cover the event after contacting Mary Schanuel at (314) 961-9772 or Yolonda Lankford at (314) 623-5669 or yolonda@kwamefoundation.org.

Tyrone Thompson Institute for Nonviolence “Male Youth Summit”
60 male students from Ferguson, Vashon and Carnahan high schools will receive mentoring and learn conflict resolution strategies from award-winning community leaders and speakers.
Sponsored by Kwame Foundation
Friday, November 21, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
William J. Harrison Education Center, 3140 Cass Avenue
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Student reception –15 to 20 men will welcome each student.
10:00 -10:30 Welcome from Tony Thompson, co-founder Kwame Foundation and CEO/Chairman of the board of Kwame Building Group. Thompson will share the legacy of his brother Tyrone Thompson and the purpose of the Summit.
10:30 – 11:00 Keynote Speaker Koran Bolden – national award winning youth speaker, entrepreneur, and business outreach mogul.
11:00 – 11:15 Dignitaries introduced.
11:15 – 12:00 College panel discussion – Stephan Bradley and the African American Male Scholars.
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch – each student will be presented a tie and learn how to tie it.
12:30 – 1:30 Panel of lawyers and police officers will discuss how a young man should conduct himself before, during and after an encounter with law enforcement.
1:30 – 1:50 Keynote Speaker Sylvester Chisom, author of the best selling book “The Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Success 2.0.”
2:00 Dismissal
Call Yolonda Lankford at (314) 623-5669 (on-site mobile phone) and visit www.kwamefoundation.org.

About the Kwame Foundation
The Kwame Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization founded by Kim and Anthony (Tony) Thompson to develop a doorway of opportunity into the professional world for youth in underprivileged communities, through mentoring programs and scholarship opportunities. For more information on Kwame Foundation, visit www.kwamefoundation.org or call (314) 862-5344.

About the Tyrone Thompson Institute for Nonviolence
The Tyrone Thompson Institute for Nonviolence collaborates with local schools, students, mentors and parents to achieve a common goal of conflict resolution. The program offers the St. Louis Public School District a new approach to elementary school suspensions, which often lead to poor academic performance, lost school funding and an increase in juvenile delinquency and dropouts.

Source: Kwame Building Group – News