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Students Friday
October 18, 2019
Students Saturday
October 19, 2019
11:00 am - 11:20 am
Auditorium 120

See You on the Journey

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall
MDCPS School Board Member, District 2

Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, District 2 will provide guidance and lessons from her journey that has allowed her to serve in numerous roles and cemented a legacy throughout South Florida.

11:25 am - 12:00 am
Auditorium 120

Lessons in Self-Determination

Octavia Yearwood
Artist, Speaker and Author

Octavia Yearwood is an artist, programmatic curator, and author. Yearwood creates and hosts programs for arts institutions, organizations, and companies nationally. In 2016 Yearwood was named Emerging Arts leader by Americans for the Arts and top 40 black leaders by Legacy Magazine. Over the last 15 years, aside from being an arts educator, Yearwood was the Director of Spinello Projects FREE! noncommercial Art Fair for Art Basel named the best author in Miami and the most interesting person by the Miami New Times in 2018. In 2019 Yearwood was brought on by the City of Miami Beach to curate all the arts & culture activations for Memorial Day Weekend. She continues to focus on diversifying creative space by transforming creative spaces and sits on the Board for the Baller Alert Foundation, and the Advisory Board of Power U. Yearwood has written for publications such as Blavity's 21 Ninety, XoNicole, Permission to Write and Bustle.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Auditorum 120

Leveraging the Game: Opportunities in Sports

Jason Jenkins
Senior Vice President, Communications and Community Affairs, Miami Dolphins
Brent Wright
Former Professional Athlete and Founder of B. Wright Leadership Academy

The opportunities in sports are endless, within this discussion learn about the various opportunities within the game of sports from career to business. Hear from career professionals and former athletes about how they leveraged the game of sports into a successful career or business.

11:00 am - 11:45 am
Auditorium 120

I am College Material

Zachary Rinkins
Speaker and Author

Life does not come with a how-to manual. Neither did college. Until now. During his time as a college administrator, Zach Rinkins grew tired of seeing students enter college and graduate with debilitating debt. It also concerned him when some students ignored campus resources designed to help them accomplish their goals. These factors, combined with his own experience as a student, caused Zach to have an epiphany: College is not an experience you go through. It is an experience you grow through!

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Auditorium 120

Ballin Backwards

Brittany Greene
Financial Literacy Coach for Students

Too many times we as a community focus on having the luxury car, big house, high fashion clothing once we get our first big check or big break. However, we forget the things that really matter such as having great credit, 3-6 months of emergency money saved, diversified income, buying power and creating a legacy. The major problem in our community is we don't have the proper education in our own homes or in the educational system. Because of this lack of education, we begin to obtain liabilities before we focus on asset and wealth building. The purpose of this workshop is to stop bad habits right in its tracks and create a strategy you WON'T want to live without.

The Summit is put on by the Black Professionals Netwok (BPN) a 501C3 social learning organization focused on furthering the goals of our professionals. Our mission is simple – reduce the career achievemnet gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success.