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Young Men's Conference Comes to West Las Vegas
Young Men's Conference Comes to West Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas will present the Young Men’s Conference for ages 10-25 on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Arts Center. Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

'Exercising our voices,' is the theme of this youth-led young men’s conference, providing the opportunity for young men ages 10-18 to dialogue with community leaders, educators and advocates. Young men will gain personally and professionally from hearing keynote speaker retired Michigan District Judge Gregory Mathis and his stories of growing up as a young man in the streets of Detroit.

Before transitioning into a well-respected and productive citizen, his life was impacted with hardship, discontent and a twisted disrespect for the law. The conference moderators will include community leaders Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, Frank Hawkins Jr., Mujahid Ramadan and UNLV Professor Theodore Ransaw.

The Apprentice Program will provide participants ages 18-25 with an understanding of the tools and skills necessary to effectively pursue, gain and maintain social and economic independence. A variety of career tradesman and trade representatives, such as electricians, plumbers, painters and carpenters, will provide networking opportunities.

The event is presented with support from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Nevada Humanities, Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program, the Clark County School District and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, West Las Vegas Library. Participants are asked to wear white shirts and ties.

The West Las Vegas Arts Center is located at 947 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Call 229-4800 for more information and to register for the conference.