2021 Youth Symposium

The Impact of Resilience: Dare to Defy




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The 8th Annual Ebony Tie Affair Youth Symposium
“The Impact of Resilience: Dare to Defy” 

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DEADLINE: October 23, 2021.

The 8th Annual Ebony Tie Affair Youth Symposium (ETAYS) is being held:

Date:          Saturday, November 20, 2021,
Time:          8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center
                     Delaware State University
                     1200 N. Dupont Highway
                     Dover, DE

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Dorrell Green, Superintendent Red Clay Consolidated School District

Theme: The Impact of Resilience: Dare to Defy

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Abdul-Malik Muhammad, an educator and advocate for young people, and he has more than 25 years of experience with facilitating youth groups.  We will engage young males, grades 6 – 12, in a variety of group activities focused on financial literacy, decision making, and a Circle of Brothers, focused on engaging young males in a discussion about the challenges they face. 

A continental breakfast, lunch, and incentives will be provided.

This event is crafted to expose African-American/Black male students to successful African-American men from all professional backgrounds–including the arts, education, science, politics and business.

The ETA Youth Luncheon planning committee is looking for 50 – 60 young male students from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties to represent their schools at the luncheon. Because we seek balanced representation from many schools, we are asking that you identify five to ten students that would benefit from attending this affair.

To register you must complete our online registration form.
Space is limited and we can only accommodate students on a first-come, first-serve basis.

 If you have questions, please contact Carlton Lampkins, Ed.D. at 302-545-8044.

 Don’t delay, as this a first come, first served event!   Space is limited!

With Best Regards,
Carlton Lampkins, Chairman

ETAYS 2021


Join us on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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Open Bar • Cocktail Hour •  Heavy Hors d'oeuvres • Chef Selected Gourmet Meal Desert Assortment • Complimentary Cigars



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