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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Hundreds of middle school boys converged on the campus of Albany State Friday.

The Youth Summit, sponsored by the Center for the African American Male, introduced them to college life. The sixth graders discussed character development and the importance of study habits.

Kenyan Conner is the special teams coach for ASU football and Assistant coach for baseball. He says it's important for young men to hear others success stories.

He said, "Because I look just like them. They understand that the challenge is out there and for a guy to come talk to them from an athletic background and talk to them intelligently, have their attention and that's all we want to do is get their attention."

The summit also focused on developing good character, avoiding the influence of gang violence and drugs, the importance of education, and the value of health.

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