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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Hundreds of middle school boys were at Albany State Friday learning how the decisions they make today will impact their futures.  About 600 boys from Dougherty and Colquitt Counties attended the Winter Summit, put on by the Center for the African American male. 

They learned how what they eat and drink impacts their bodies.  They also learned about making smart choices when it comes to sex, drugs and alcohol and that if they want to be successful in life, they need to stay in school.

Interim Director of CAAM Antonio Leroy said, "It's decisions, not environment that determines their destiny.  Decisions, not environment determines their destiny, so by making the right choice, we can put these kids on a path called success."

This is the 4th year Albany State has hosted the winter youth summit.  Students attended free of charge.

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