Each year, in the month of May, The Pinellas County Urban League provides a group of students from Pinellas County Schools the opportunity to participate in The Preventing Crime in the Black Community Conference. This international conference rotates between Florida metropolitan areas, allowing students to visit new cities and experience life as a guest in an upscale, corporate environment. teachable moments abound from simply being present, however, the conference subjects are conversation starters as well.
This year, the conference was held in Tampa, Florida and The Pinellas County Urban League’s Black-on-Black Crime Prevention Program gave the opportunity to attend to students from Gibbs High School, Northeast High School and Bay Point Middle School. Yes, lectures, panel discussions, open forums and working lunches were in order. Still there was time for relaxing at or in the pool, working out in the weight room, evening socials and networking. Our youth were surprised at both the amount of work and fun they had during their time away from home.
We expect to select attendees for the May 2013 Conference in Orlando, Florida from our roster of NULITES participants. Not familiar with NULITES? You should be, and it is easy to learn more. Just call Mike Boykins at (727) 327-2081 extension 120 for more details. Join us in Orlando for a great time!