Albany Boys & Girls Club President & CEO Marvin Laster (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
Hundreds of teens in Boys and Girls Clubs across the state are in Albany for the 8th Annual Teen Summit.
The two-day event is sponsored by the Georgia Alliance, and is being held at Albany State University.
Organizers said this is the first year the event was held at an historically black college or university.
More than 300 kids, ages 13 to 18, will learn about college life while staying on ASU's campus.
They also had the opportunity to visit Albany Technical College to learn about tech programs.
They'll also get a chance to meet new people while participating in several workshops.
"It's just an opportunity to come together and to meet people that they never had an opportunity to meet build those positive relationships that will sustain them for a lifetime in a place that really is conducive to that type of enhancement or learning environment," said Albany Boys & Girls Club President & CEO Marvin Laster.
Laster also said the teen summit will help kids build their personal leadership skills.