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Hartnell College Hosts Youth Summit for Middle School Children

March 30th, 2007

Calling all middle school students!

Hartnell College will host a Middle School Youth Summit on Saturday, April 7, open to all middle school-aged children. The event is sponsored by the Coalition of African American Men Monterey Peninsula (CAAMMP) and the Black Student Union of Hartnell.

This free, one-day conference will feature sessions on effective decision-making, hip hop history, a soccer clinic, and a 3-on-3 basketball mini-tournament. Participants will enjoy a visit to Hartnellís planetarium and free entrance to Hartnell Collegeís track meet being held on campus that day. Free lunch will be provided.

In addition to the camaraderie, the lessons, and the fun, CAAMMP has bigger goals in mind for these students.

"We want our area youth to have an opportunity to come to the college campus and meet the people of their hometowns," said Tony Anderson, a counselor at Hartnell. "The more familiar our youngsters are with the possibilities open to them when they grow older, the more likely they will aspire to greater things. Visiting college campuses can be inspirational."

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in room 125 of the Performing Arts Facility, and the program lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For planning purposes, please RSVP before Thursday by calling Tony Anderson at (831) 755-6963 or by e-mailing him at tanderso@hartnell.edu. For more information about this event, please contact Anderson or DC Washington at (831) 776-6468.