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Hundreds of middle school students converge on ASU Campus

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

January 23, 2009

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

In a Winter Youth Summit, sponsored by the Center for the African American Male, students were introduced to college life.

The six grade boys took part in health and wellness discussions as well as character development and the importance of study habits.

Frank Wilson said, "We want them to understand that college is attainable. We also found out that for many of these young men, this opportunity provides them with the first opportunity to be on Albany State University's campus. So we see that as a real good opportunity to introduce not only college to them but to Albany State University."

Organizers of the summit hope the meeting encourages boys to pursue college... right now more women than men are enrolled... a statistic that certainly could be an incentive for these young men.

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