Annual Empowerment Summit

4th Annual


Presented by CPCC MAN UP Program


      What is this summit?

        The MAN UP Program (which is a minority male mentoring program) at Central Piedmont Community College holds an annual empowerment summit.  The summit is designed for high school and college students that addresses a broad spectrum of topics ranging from identity, networking, leadership, activism, and strategies for spiritual, personal, and professional growth.  This event provides attendees practical recommendations for becoming leaders in their schools and communities.

        Students participate in a series of interactive workshops on healthy lifestyles, leadership and self-awareness.  The workshops are aimed at motivating young men to become responsible and caring citizens.

        2015 PURPOSE: To provide an open forum for students, faculty, staff and community members to talk about race and social justice and improving relationships.

        2015 VISION: Our common vision is that Black Lives Matter…All Lives Matter Empowerment Summit will serve as a catalyst for student engagement with law enforcement personnel and others who have a key role in training, educating and building relationships to curtail violence within the Charlotte and surrounding communities.

        This summit will consist of 2 workshops and Town hall meeting with community leaders. It is FREE with lunch provided.

        Agenda at a Glance

        8:00-9:00 am               Registration Overcash Building

        9:00-9:15am                Welcome/Purpose/Introductions

        9:15–9:45 am             Opening Session Dr. Kareema Gray, UNC Charlotte

        • Topic:  How do you Achieve Social Justice?


        9:50 -12:00pm             Concurrent Sessions

        • Topic:  Training Awareness: Do’s and Don’ts
        • Topic:  Filtering the Media and Knowing your Rights


        12:00-1:00pm             Lunch (Worrell Gym) - Registration required

        1:00-2:30pm                Town Hall Meeting - Panel discussion with Steve Crump

        Topic:  Where Do We Go From Here?