Last week was fantastic.

We have just launched the first Black Male Academic Achievement Conference in Tacoma.

The conference was inspiring and impactful!

Events like this help uplift our community and move us in the right direction.

The conference gave us a chance to spend time learning from and networking with men that look like ourselves.

We were able to hear the success stories (and struggles) of men who’ve overcome unimaginable obstacles and unfair challenges to become purpose-driven leaders, husband and fathers.

It was such an honor bringing us all together and a big thank you to the men that spoke and attended for being open, vulnerable and willing to embrace their struggles on the way to success.

We have a long way to go to achieve equity and justice, but this week was a great reminder that when we work together, we can achieve anything.