24th Annual Youth Leadership Conference Saturday, October 21, 2017 8am – 2pm
University of Southern California (USC) – Taper Hall
Number of young men attending 2016 YLC
Number of parents attending 2015 YLC
What Parents/Guardians Have Said About The YLC
I loved what I saw. This was the first time in my 41 years and in my son’s 9 years that we have seen approx. 110 strong and educated Black men united to teach our Black boys about college, career opportunities, and how to conduct themselves. I plan on having my son at this conference EVERY year, so that he can be guided and mature into a strong and educated Black man, just like those he saw for the first time today. Thank you and God Bless you all.
Thank you and the brotherhood for hosting a wonderful conference. my sons really enjoyed themselves. It was heartening for them and me to see a room full of upstanding black men working to help and build up other young black men…I greatly appreciate it.
This conference was very empowering and uplifting for me as well as my son. It has opened me to new ideas to assist my son with achieving an college education. It has opened his eyes as well and he is less resistant to working hard to assist me in achieving this goal. This conference was truly a blessing. I thank God for the men of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and for giving them the vision to plant these seeds to our young men. Many women are forced to have to teach their sons how to be men…but we can teach them all they need to know so it’s a blessing to have men to teach both the mothers and son’s how to achieve academic success.
I just wanted to let you, all the Brothers of Tau Tau and all the Omega Brothers that this was indeed the BEST conference I have ever attended! This was my son’s 1st year at the conference and I am so proud of what transpired there today. I was in tears, just to see all the support, time and outreach that was given to those 300 boys today… My son’s father is not involved in his life and I knew exactly where to go to find him a mentor. I turned to the Omega men and they showed me and my son what they were all about.
Ricky Lewis and the rest of the Omega family, we want to thank you so much for taking the time to educate our family this Saturday. This conference has the ability to change generations, one child at a time. Through this conference the Omega family has truly provided an opportunity for children and parents to understand the importance and benefits of a higher education, positive role models, giving back to ones community, embracing ones culture, fellowship and love. The positive images our son was exposed to at your conference is priceless! You have truly planted a seed in my family’s heart and we would not be able to sleep without thanking you.