The annual African American Male Summit (AAMS) celebrates its 13th year Jan. 25, and Kempsville High School (KHS) is ready to host the hundreds of young men expected that day, thanks to a retreat held before the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend.
More than 50 students from most of the high schools across Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) gathered at KHS Jan. 16 to participate in a series of discussions and teambuilding workshops with teachers and student leaders so they would be ready to mentor and encourage attendees during this year’s AAMS.
The theme for 2020’s event is “Destiny- A Walking Vision,” and the keynote address features one of the most sought-after school leadership experts and education speakers in America, Principal Baruti Kafele. Students can participate in relationship-building exercises and learn about student leadership, community involvement as well as maintaining physical and mental well-being. Parents are welcome to attend breakout sessions about VBCPS offerings and additional community support. Also, during the summit, shelf-stable items will be collected for the Beach Bags program.
AAMS registration is still open to all VBCPS males in grades 6-12. Students and parents may register online using a VBCPS account.