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February 20, 2023
Capital One Hall Tysons Corner, VA
Date: February 20, 2023
Conference: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Career Expo: 1 – 4 p.m.
Capital One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Rd, Tysons, VA 22102
The mission of the CYEP Unite Conference and Career Expo is to provide a free platform to help males of color achieve upward economic mobility. The conference focuses on key success factors for high school, college and adult males of color. The event will attract over 1,000 attendees including: high school and college students, job seekers, business professionals, educators, government officials and community leaders from around the country. The conference and career expo will emphasize the importance of education, STEM career pathways, financial literacy, mentorship, fatherhood, wellness and good decision making to improve economic mobility.
The conference and career expo will lead to greater awareness for all attendees as they explore issues impacting income inequality for males of color as well as solutions and best practices for improving economic mobility.
The conference features a town hall, more than 20 breakout sessions, lunch, a career expo, and the Fairfax County My Brothers Keeper Summit. The event will provide a place of refuge for all students and adults who attend. There will be space for mentorship and resource sharing.
Open to ALL, attendees are exposed to nationally-renowned speakers, presented with informative workshops with applicable and practical information, and able to enjoy an exciting opportunity to network and reflect on who they are and the unlimited potential they possess.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
This career expo hosts employers and community resources from various industries including technology, engineering, government, business, healthcare and pharmaceuticals.
The expo is open to all working aged individuals and features:
– Full-time work opportunities
– Part-time work opportunities
– Internship opportunities.
High school focused sessions on topics like:
College Access (Transition from High School to College)
Masterclass on Scholarships
Financial Aid 101
Pre-College Enrichment Programs
Community College Programs
Cyber and Cloud Credentials
Construction Pre-Apprenticeship/ Apprenticeship
Arts Education Pathways
Adult focused sessions on topics like:
Networking for Success
Grad School/ Professional School
Financial Literacy 101
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
My Brother’s Keeper Local Summit
The Capital Youth Empowerment Program has engaged its vast community relationships to ensure that working aged Men of Color from various educational backgrounds will attend and participate. Attendees will be seeking:
– Low and mid-skilled career roles
– Higher education opportunities
After participating in the conference, participants will:
Giveaways, raffles, lunch, gift cards