The state of the male youth summit at Boutwell

Hundreds of young men from Birmingham City Schools gathered to hear ways to grow into strong adults.

This is the "State of the Male Youth Summit" at Boutwell Auditorium.{}

Speakers shared stories and encouraged the young men to work to achieve their dreams, no matter their social or economic background.

"Just knowing that they can achieve academically, socially and be a success regardless of any obstacles they may face," says speaker David W. Scott.

Nationally renowned educator, Dr. Steve Perry was the keynote speaker.