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Friday, April 21 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Society & Justice Conference: Mentoring our Youth - How we can create Optimism and Opportunity for the Future

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To flourish, our youth need to have an optimistic view of the future. They need to understand that there is a community that embraces and supports them; and has thought through what opportunities await for them. This is both pathways to employment and a meaningful contributor to culture and society.  

This panel explores what creates a hope-filled future for Charlottesville's youth. How do we inspire the youth with a pathway that is filled with opportunity? When youth are struggling, how does the community support them and lift them up

This panel conversation with different community members that are supporting youth with their organizations, and sharing the opportunities, barriers, and possibilities of creating pathways in the Charlottesville community.

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Robert Gray

Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Uhuru Foundation
Robert Gray is a visionary, businessman, brand strategist, and social entrepreneur with a passion for criminal justice reform and economic empowerment. As a native of Albemarle County, VA who was born in Charlottesville, he was able to experience firsthand both the opportunities and... Read More →
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Daniel Fairley II

CPP: #100Cuts Initiative, 100 Black Men of Central Virginia
Daniel is a passionate advocate for young black men in Charlottesville. With years of experience working in community development and education, Daniel has dedicated his career to creating opportunities and empowering young men of color to succeed. Through his work as the President... Read More →
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Freddy Jackson

CPP: Sunrise Meditation w. Freddy Jackson, LoveNoEgo
Freddy is an inspirational and transformational speaker, mentor, personal trainer, educator, author, and founder of The Love No Ego Foundation, located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Freddy's  Love...No Ego philosophy serves as the foundation for pushing the human spirit into greatness... Read More →
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Denise Johnson

Supervisor of Equity and Inclusion, Charlottesville City Schools
Ms. Johnson is a native of Charlottesville and a 1998 graduate of Charlottesville City Schools. She studied Health at Virginia State University and received her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has twelve years of experience as a... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2023 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
CODE Building