The Dream Day Foundation
The Dream Day Foundation, in partnership with Harris Funeral Home, Kroger, Inc., McDonald’s of Auburn and Opelika and Opelika City Council will host its fourth Annual Black Male Summit on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. This year’s summit will be hosted at Opelika High School with school guidelines put in place for COVID-19. Lunch will be provided once again by the Good Ol’ Boys Social Club. Onsite registration opens at 8:30 a.m. or you can pre-register online at www.dreamdayblackmalesummit.com. Complete form and send!
The theme for this year’s summit is “I AM: Conversations for Black Males that Matter” in which topics will be addressed pertaining to the growing movement of Black Lives Matter and issues facing young Black males. Our own Representative Jeremy Gray will give the opening address for this year’s summit as well as participate in small group sessions with other experts. Some of the topics that will be covered include Sexual Misconduct, “Thoughts Become Things”, which addresses mental health issues, The Right to Vote and others.
We are excited about the role the Opelika Police Department will play in sharing some pertinent information along with a session for our driving age participants on the do’s and don’ts from the local court system. Our goal is to provide a platform along with information that is important for Black males to navigate through life safely and successfully. The goal also is for them to come away with a greater sense of purpose, accountability and motivation and with dreams of what their futures hold for them as responsible adult men.
We are offering some great incentives during our parent session that I’m sure they would not want to miss along with giveaways to our participants. This year’s summit is one that no one can afford to miss. We appreciate all of our partners and sponsors and the community for its continued support and anticipate a large group of young men and parents. We also have some surprises in store! We are still accepting partnerships, sponsorships, cash donations or checks.
Together we can make a difference!
Ways to donate or contact Marion Sankey at 334.663.6638:
Cash app: $dream2k09
Checks made payable to Black Male Summit and mail to PO. Box 1654 Opelika, Alabama 36803
Gift cards mailed to PO. Box 1654 Opelika, 36803.
Marion A. Sankey
Founder & Executive Director The Dream Day Foundation 334.663.6638 Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ – Rev. MLK, Jr.