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EFSC to Host Summit of Seven Boys and Men Conference

May 16, 2017 - Eastern Florida State College will host the upcoming Summit of Seven Boys and Men Conference, with more than 1,000 people expected for the event that provides mentors and role models for youth.

The 25th annual conference will be held June 9-10 on the college’s Melbourne campus, with a June 11 service at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Palm Bay.

The summit is the largest gathering of its kind in Brevard County, with motivational speakers and workshops on subjects such as education, law enforcement, personal ethics and teamwork.

“The summit is a great opportunity for boys and young men to learn they have bright futures ahead of them, and there is no limit to what they can accomplish,” said organizer Moses L. Harvin Sr.

“Many of today’s youth need help and guidance on what can be a difficult journey from childhood to manhood, and the summit provides that guidance in meaningful way.”

Harvin, who is President and CEO of American Services Technology, Inc., in Rockledge, also serves as chair of the Eastern Florida State College Board of Trustees.

Dozens of corporate and community groups will be involved in the event, and Eastern Florida will provide campus tours as part of the summit’s goal to reinforce the importance of education.

The event, which is open to the public, starts June 9 at 6 p.m. with a  fun festival and speakers that include Nick Anderson of the Orlando Magic and Lucille O’Neal, mother of NBA great Shaquille O’Neal.

It continues June 10 from 7 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. with a range of activities including workshops, performances, a community luncheon and campus tours. The public is invited to the 1 p.m. luncheon.

The summit concludes June 11 with an 11 a.m. worship service at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Palm Bay where Dr. Quintin P. Woods Sr. serves as pastor.

The event was started by the Mount Moriah church, and got its name by asking each male member of the congregation to bring seven boys and young men from age 5 through adult, hence the Summit of Seven.

For more information and to register, visit summitofseven.org or contact Joan Wimberly at (321) 482-8142.