12th annual African-American Male Summit brings in more than 300 students


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The 12th annual African-American Male Summit was held Saturday at Green Run High School.

The event was open to Virginia Beach City Public School students to motivate the young men for success.

“I didn’t know there was going to be as many people,”  said Green Run senior, Quenton Jones.

Jones was just one of about 300 students who made it out to the summit. “After this experience, I will learn a lot,” he said.

Green Run High School’s Varsity Boys Basketball Coach Kenneth Harris says he saw a bunch of familiar faces too.

“My whole basketball team is here and they’re enjoying the fact of meeting new people, hearing new speakers speak, and just teaching them how to network,” said Harris.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Charles S. Corprew III, who is also a 1989 graduate of Green Run High.

There were a bunch of different booths set up for the students to visit.

“I’ve seen the military I’ve seen colleges, job opportunities, step teams its from all over it seems like,” said Harris.

There were also sessions for the students parents to attend as well.

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