The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) will host nearly 200 young men between the ages of 12–18 during the third annual Young Black Males Matter day at the Indiana Statehouse on April 12 from 9 a.m.–2p.m.
“Our annual Young Black Males Matter event gives student leaders the opportunity to experience the legislative process in action. By exposing participants to the Indiana Statehouse and introducing them to lawmakers, it is our hope they will leave motivated to become more civically engaged,” said ICSSBM Chairman Kenneth Allen.
Executive Director James E. Garrett added: “The Commission remains committed to creating programs that will uplift African-American males of all ages throughout Indiana. Our day at the Statehouse provides middle- and high-school students with an interactive experience that will inspire them to become champions for issues that will create change in their local communities.”
The agenda for the day will include a tour of the House and Senate galleries, attending a legislative session, a special presentation by the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus, a leadership luncheon and workshops about advocacy and the legislative process.
For more information about the ICSSBM or to register for the conference, visit in.gov/icssbm.