EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A two-day symposium focused on the challenges faced by young black males is kicking off at Michigan State University.
The forum begins Thursday at Erickson Hall Kiva. It will focus during its first day on black youth and during its second day on black adults.
The keynote speaker Thursday is David Heiber, executive director and founder of Concentric Educational Solutions in Washington, D.C.
Heiber has been a senior official at a charter management group that oversaw four secondary schools serving 1,400 students in the nation's capital.
Speakers and participants will focus on ways to help black youths face challenges in education, health, juvenile justice and employment.