MLK Jr. Gaining Ground in the Black Community Youth Leadership Intensive and Parent Information Summit

The Colorado Black Round Table (CBRT) will be hosting the annual MLK Jr. Gaining Ground in the Black Community Youth Leadership Intensive and Parent Information Summit after the Martin Luther King Jr. Marade on Monday, Jan. 21. This youth-focused, MLK holiday community event will be held from 12-4 p.m. in the Manual High School Thunder Dome.

The one-day educational and informational experience will strengthen our communities and schools by investing in our youth on a day when we are recognizing and celebrating the life of one of this nation’s most visible, historic and respected Black American leaders.

The theme of this year’s event is “Leadership and Personal Responsibility in the Black Community: A Sense of Where You Are.”

Presentation topics will include:

  • Black History
  • Leadership and Civic Responsibility
  • Career Options
  • Future Trends
  • Financial Literacy
  • What To Do When Stopped By The Police
  • Why Black Girls Rock
  • Sports & Rappin’ Ain’t All We Do
  • Parenting On Purpose
  • Trauma and more.

Community leaders planning to attend this event include: Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Congressman Joe Neguse, City Councilman Albus Brooks, CU Football Coach Mel Tucker, DPS School Board Member Happy Haynes, State Senator Rhonda Fields, DPS Culture, Equity and Leadership Team Chief Allen Smith, CHSAA Commissioner Rhonda Blanford-Green, Dr. Sharon Bailey, and more.

Organizers are expecting more than 400 metro area young people and parents to attend this historic Colorado community celebration. Heads of community organizations, faith leaders, elected officials, parents, educators, fraternities, sororities, business owners and Denver/Aurora metro area young people have been invited to support, attend, participate as well as encourage their family and friends to attend.

In addition, there will be a special “Welcome To Colorado Community Reception” for the newly appointed University of Colorado Head Football Coach, Mel Tucker immediately following the Summit’s closing remarks.

For more information call 303-745-9649 or email: