College Hosted Conference For High School Students

EDISON — About 80 young men from area high schools participated in a conference designed to provide the resources, knowledge and tools to help them make good decisions as they become men.

The program, “Boys to Men: Decisions Made Today Define My Tomorrow,” was sponsored by the Middlesex County Office of Human Services Division of Addictions & Mental Health Planning, along with Middlesex County College’s Office of Minority Student Affairs. The program, held at the College, was for about 80 young men to encourage them on their journey from boyhood to the goal of becoming productive young men and citizens. Workshops focused navigating pitfalls to get into college, critical thinking, cultural diversity, and growth and development.

From left: John Dunning, director of the college’s Office of Minority Student Affairs; Al-Karim Campbell ’94, an MCC graduate and addiction services planner for the county’s Division of Addiction & Mental Health Services; and Elliot White, head of the division. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)

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