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Volunteers needed to help with summit to put boys, men of color on pathway to success

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In this economy just getting the basic skills you need for a job is tough. On November 14, the Invest in Youth: Pathways to Success – Boys and Men of Color Career Summit will help take that stress away for many.

The problem is they need help to do it.

The summit will provide individuals with opportunities to interview with employers for on-the-spot hiring, access community resources and social services, and participate in career preparation and leadership development training. That’s a lot, so it’s no surprise they need more people to make it run smoothly.

Pathways to Success

The goal is to pair up every boy and man who attends with someone who is warm and has high energy. Through coaching and guidance, the hope is volunteers will help the attendees make the most of the day.

Volunteers will:

  • Help attendees register and help them plan their day
  • Conduct mock interviews.
  • Assist in resume building
  • Help them with networking skills
  • Help with job applications
  • Offer advice and support

The event will be at Cobo Center from 7am-3pm. Those who volunteer are asked to wear slacks or nice jeans and comfortable shoes. They will receive a T-shirt when they check in and a free breakfast and lunch.

Event hosts include My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBK Alliance), the City of Detroit, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the Detroit Regional Chamber, and local partners.

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here: http://mbkadetroit.com/.

For additional questions or information, please contact Nicole Simmons at simmonsn@detroitmi.gov or Seth Henderson at Seth.henderson@mbkalliance.org.

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