The MALE Summit is an event for young men, ages 8-18, which enhances their daily lives and encourages greater achievement in their school and home life. The MALE Summit has a strong emphasis on healthy living and leadership development. The participants compete in a friendly fitness challenge and participate in a health fair, where healthcare professionals provide vision, hearing, height, weight, blood glucose and blood pressure screenings, free of charge. Also local dentist and pharmacist are on hand to talk about dental hygiene and prescription drug safety. Those participants with elevated levels are then referred to a local clinic for further testing and evaluation.
Vendors, such as banking professionals, local entrepreneurs, educators, the Armed Forces and local law enforcement are on hand to speak with males about life and careers after grade school. A special part of the summit is the “Rite of Passage” Ceremony where all young men are taught how to tie a necktie and each young man is given a brand new necktie.