Conference seeks to mentor young African-American men in Austin

Austin skyline  (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
Austin skyline (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — On Saturday morning, community leaders will be reaching out to young African-American men in Austin.

Joining us in the KXAN studio to talk about the conference is Sonta Henderson with the African-American Youth Harvest Foundation.

The Austin Police Department, the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin, Travis County, and Dell will be at the conference. The conference will have numerous workshops and workforce development crews on-site for participants.

Their goal is to help under-served African-American males in the community get the resources and help they need to achieve their life goals.

Henderson says mentors are important. “People need to give back to their communities, why young adults should learn to be proactive in their behavior and responses to issues they face,” said Henderson.

The conference is Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the LBJ Early Course High School. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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