Adonai works to mold tomorrow’s youth leaders

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When asked about today’s young Black men, many think they are either killing each other, hanging on the streets or locked away in a jail cell.

With a vision to develop the next generation of Black male leaders, scholars and innovators equipped with limitless potential, the Adonai Center for Black Males continues to provide young Black men with the skill sets necessary to achieve their goals and show that today’s young Black males are not today’s criminals, but tomorrow’s leaders instead.

On Dec. 5, supporters and guests gathered to hear first hand accounts of the program’s importance and accomplishments from its Fellows Program participants at the “Meet the Fellows” event at Tamari, in Lawrenceville.

“Young people are going to be the doctors and lawyers of the future. You have to get them ready as early as possible,” 17-year-old Carletio Seymore, a Sto-Rox High School senior, said of the importance of the program. “If you get them ready early, they’ll be successful in high school and that’s where it starts, in my opinion. It starts in high school, and then it goes onto college and then it goes onto the workforce.” Seymore, who has been a participant with the program since 10th grade, said he plans to go onto college and get a degree in accounting.

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