in real danger of failing to give our children a better world than the one our parents left us. We are in danger of raising a forgotten generation. Solutions are not coming from Washington.”
The four-day conference, July 30-Aug. 2, is expected to draw up to 10,000 attendees, according to the organization. In addition to the presidential candidates, the conference will feature 80 speakers and experts in 18 workshops focused on career development, entrepreneurship, financial education, and health and wellness. Several leaders from business and politics were also scheduled to participate in the conference, including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Radio One’s Cathy Hughes. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be presented an award on Saturday.