Pitt Community College hosted its second annual M.A.I.N. Summit event Tuesday for nearly 100 students from four different Pitt County high schools.
M.A.I.N. stands for males addressing issues and needs.
It allows students to meet and engage with community leaders.
Students also had the chance to learn about financial literacy, goal setting strategies and entrepreneurship.
Organizers said there is a lack of resources and support for minority males, which makes the event much-needed.
“We needed to step up to the table and do something to provide them with opportunities and experiences from people who look like them and let them know that they are supported,” said Jasmin Spain, assistance vice president for Student Development Community Standards.
This year’s theme was: “Success is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”