2017 Conference Agenda
  7:30 am -   8:30 am
 9:00 am - 10:00 am

10:00 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 11:30 am 
11:30 am - 11:45 pm

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration/Visit Vendors/Continental Breakfast 

Morning Plenary Session 

Opening Prayer
Troy McClain - I Am Foundation

Morning Warm-Up
Jimmy Leah - "The Fat Burning Coach 
Welcome & Charge
Patrick J. Patterson, Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Baron Davis Superintendent, Richland School District 2

My Brother’s Keeper Town Hall Conversation

Moderator: Hamilton Grant 

• Melron Kelly, Deputy Chief of Police, City of Columbia
• Christopher Emanuel, The Skye Foundation 
• Gerard Droze, The Board of Directors
• Darrel Freeman, Fathers Incorporated 
• Jamie Devine, Possibilities Institute
• Tim Bowers, #TimBowersSpeaks

Next Steps 
Sherani A. Patterson, Conference Event Manager

BREAK - Visit Vendors/Networking
Vendors Open All Day! Make sure to stop in and connect! 

Young Kings In Training - Part 1 (Youth 3rd - 5th Graders)

 Dr. Anthony Broughton Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC 

Let’s have some fun! This session will guide 3rd - 5th grade boys on 3 ways to do their best in school and at home with their parents. We will also move around in this session, so come ready to TURN UP!

Winning Navigating Life/Goal Setting (Youth 6th - 12th Graders)
Brian Myers, Owner Myers Mortuary & Cremation ServicesColumbia, SC
Amani Williams

This powerful, high-energy workshop will focus on the Major Keys to Success for our Young Males ranging from setting goals, how to carry yourself in public, at school, and in the community. 

Leaders of the New School – How and Why Youth Should Lead from the Front! (Youth 6th - 12th Grade)

Richard Taylor Between The Dream Seattle, WA
Attorney Marvin Pendarvis The Curry Law Firm N. Charleston, SC 
Antjuan Seawright Political Expert Columbia, SC 

Our boys can become anything that they plan and put their minds to accomplishing. This session will provide insight on “why” and “how” our youth can serve as leaders on social matters in the community. During this session we will also discuss the importance of voting and how it directly impacts your family and community.

Credit 101 (Adult)

Clay Carimi, Wells Fargo, Columbia, SC 

Having good credit helps you to purchase a home, car and other items at the best interest rates. The purpose of this workshop is to share steps to build and restore your credit for adults

What Women Want - (Adult)

Dr. Jacquetta Chatman, Irmo, SC
Ms. Karena Dykes  Charlotte, NC

Tre’ Tailor 

This interactive session will provide opportunity for Men and Fathers to hear directly from women on what they seek from a partner in love and in life. This exciting session will also uplift the key elements of healthy relationships.

Your Past is Not Your Future: 3 Steps to Get Your Record Expunged! (Adult)

Attorney James Shadd, Shadd Law Firm Columbia, SC 

It can be difficult to secure employment or housing for individuals who were formerly incarcerated. The purpose of this workshop is to share the step-by-step process to get a record expunged


Young Kings in Training Part II! - (Youth 3rd - 5th Graders)

Troy McClain, The I Am Foundation Charleston, SC 
Raymond Nelson Boys With Purpose Charleston, SC 

The purpose of this workshop is to explore effective ways to remain a good father even if you are not living with your child. Society has many perceptions about what a Father should be. The presenter will explore myths and stereotypes, discuss overcoming barriers to fatherhood and understanding the true impact of fatherhood and where you might find help.

Healthy Relationships 101 for Teenage Boys- (Youth 6th - 12th Graders)

Terrance Tucker The Tuck Project Columbia, SC 
Sydney Binney 
This facilitated session will feature a panel of young men who will discuss and exchange the keys for love, dating, and healthy relationships with teenage boys. 

Three Roads to Success for Young Males! - (Youth 6th - 12th Graders)

Neil Green
Juwan Ayers Columbia, SC
Nimai Garrett Allen University Columbia, SC 

There are so many options for achieving your dreams after high school. Each of you has a special gift that will drive you to your purpose. In this session we will focus on options after high school including starting your own business, college and/or trade school!   
The Mind of a Man: Surviving Life Challenges. - (Adult)

Germaine Raspberry, LPC Columbia, SC 
Aaron Ashford, LPC Transcendence  Columbia, SC 

One of the leading causes of sickness is the stress that we carry from everyday life. Without an outlet, small issues turn into sickness. In this session will discuss support and strategies for men to manage stress better at work, home, and in life.

The Struggle Is Real: The Life of Young Fathers (Adult)

Mark Himes, Program Mgr.
SC Center for Fathers & Families Columbia, SC

In social discussions on teen pregnancy, the voice of the young father is seldom part of the conversation. This documentary, produced by the South Carolina Center for Fathers & Families, follows the lives of three young men who became fathers at an early age. A discussion on fatherhood will follow after the documentary is shown.  

Men’s Health: 3 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating & Exercise! (Adult)

Jimmy Leach “The Fat Burning Coach” Columbia, SC 

Champion Body Builder Jimmy Leach “The Fat Burning Coach” will lead this session! In this session we will discuss simple steps that men can take to be healthier, including suggestions for healthy food options and exercise to help you make it part of your daily lifestyle.

Luncheon Plenary Session  

Welcome & Invocation 
Steve Robinson, Planning Committee Member


Special Presentation
EmPOWERment Corporation
Kiwan Fitch, Director

Acknowledgements & Recognitions
Ron Harvey, Conference Co-Chair

Keynote Speaker
Chris Broussard, NBA Reporter, Fox Sports, Los Angeles, CA

Conference Give-aways
Sherani Patterson, S. Patterson Event Planning

Closing Remarks
Patrick J. Patterson,  Conference Co-Chair

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