UAPB’s YMTF program begins Sunday


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its annual Youth Motivation Task Force program Feb. 23-25.

The program will have the theme From the Classroom to the Boardroom … Students in Transition. The goal of the program is to encourage students to take full advantage of the benefits available, give guidance on how to succeed in their careers and look at life in the real world of work through the experiences of seasoned professionals.

More than 25 employer participants are registered. They contribute to YMTF each year by providing financial support, serving on panels, conducting workshops, visiting classes and chatting with students one-on-one about workplace expectations. The event also will include student liaisons.

Sponsored by Christus Health, USDA-ARS, Eaton Corporation, Monsanto and Walmart/Sam’s Club, the program will begins on Sunday with an invitation-only opening banquet that will include an address from UAPB Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander .

The YMTF Assembly, to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the H.O. Clemmons arena inside the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation Complex, will feature award-winning gospel artist Kirk Franklin. This is a free public event.

The YMTF program also will include an open forum called Let’s Rap that will allow students to ask questions about different situations they may encounter in and outside the work force. A Real Talk! Truth and Consequences Workshop will also be held for UAPB students to bring awareness to the consequences of the choices made, the character exhibited and the level of commitment in the workplace.

Details: Call 870-575-8461 or visit www.uapb.edu/ymtf .