Get Involved

Please contact Mike Love at  mike@lovepowerlearns.org to get involved in this event.  Sponsors, speakers, and other types of help are always appreciated.

No individuals (organizers, speakers, presenters) receive compensation for their time or expertise at this event. All donations are greatly appreciated and will offset expenses related to the production of this conference. Please make checks payable to LKW STEM FOUNDATION (a 501 (c) 3) and write Young Men’s Leadership Conference on the memo line. 

Send to:
LKW STEM FOUNDATION
1111 SIXTH AVENUE SUITE 315
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 – 5209  

Consult your tax advisor regarding any charitable donations you make.

Sponsors

Additional support provided by:
  • Monte Vista High School’s newly formed Student African American Brotherhood/Brother 2 Brother Club
  • Parent Teacher Student Association from Mount Miguel High School
  • LKW STEM Foundation (a 501 c 3 non-profit)
  • Love Power Educational Consultants, LLC 
  • Youth Resource Mixer Hosts (scheduled to appear):
  • CBNC In Action
  • Grossmont Union HS District – Health and Wellness
  • County of San Diego
  • Grossmont College – Umoja Program
  • San Diego Sheriff’s Explorers Program
  • Community Health Resources
  • HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
  • San Diego State University Black Resource Center 
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • My Space/Early Learning Time, LLC
  • Rashid Hill, FInancial Advisor, Author
  • CNBC In Action

We are now seeking sponsors – donations of food (breakfast, lunch, snacks), drinks, etc. Cash donations are also appreciated. Contact mike@lovepowerlearns.org  to support this event.

SDSU Black Resource Center

SDSU Black Resource Center

SD Nights

SD Nights

SD Nights (San Diego or Safe Destination Nights) is a program designed to provide teenagers a safe place for recreation and enrichment during critical hours, and to reduce gang and criminal activity among our youth.  SD Nights is part of DPR’s strategy to engage, establish, equip and empower youth throughout San Diego County, giving them tools to make better decisions, build strong character, and improve their quality of life for years to come.  Providing youth with a Safe Destination during evening hours will deter them from engaging in destructive habits like drug/alcohol use and gang activity.  Surveys indicate that children who are kept busy during critical hours through diverse activities are less prone to become involved in these negative behaviors. 

People often make life-impacting decisions as young men and women that remain with them for the rest of their lives.  As they transition from youth to adulthood, most people tend to gravitate toward what is convenient and what they are surrounded by.  By giving young people the opportunity to become involved with something positive and productive, we can influence not only their lives, but the lives of others around them. 

Student African American Brotherhood of San Diego State University

Of the events that SAAB puts on every year, 5 major events include the Powderpuff game put on for the sisters, helping at the YMCA for the annual Halloween event, the SAAB Talent show, and the SAAB Signature Program, in which the brothers hold a dinner for members/students, faculty/staff, and other organizations that have supported them. They take this time to reflect on the events of the year, recognized outstanding students/faculty, and officially announce the new executive board for the upcoming year. The last major event is the annual Young Men’s Leadership Conference at Mount Miguel high School, which SAAB has been supporting since the first conference in 2006. Other events also include leadership conferences, retreats, luncheons with faculty and staff, and intramural athletic teams. As well as the weekly meetings and discussions, they facilitate business professional meetings, social activities, and community service with various organizations in the community. The weekly meetings will range from topics including hip-hop culture and black identity to faculty/guest speaker led discussions. They also include some lighthearted topics such as dating advice and general tips and tricks that everyone could benefit from knowing.
Grossmont Union High School District

Grossmont Union High School District

The GUHSD and Mount Miguel High School have hosted the conference since its inception in 2006.  We appreciate their ongoing support.

Damion Donaldson

Damion Donaldson

Damion Donaldson pursues innovative and creative approaches to increase the productivity, computer literacy and financial capabilities of young professionals through strategic planning, career coaching, game-based learning, public speaking, program development and instructional design. He has served non-profit organizations, universities, community programs and a government agency within the past 15 years. Damion has recruited and coached talented minority college and high school students to obtain competitive internships with several Fortune 500 companies as a National Recruiter for INROADS and as Leader of Tomorrow program Director (Orange County Area) for LA’s National Black MBA Association. Damion has designed and facilitated professional development workshops for the University of Southern California (USC) Career Center, Cal Poly Pomona’s MESA program, CSU Fullerton/San Bernardino, HACU Scholars, TEALCU Scholars, Raytheon college internship program and Tavis Smiley’s Youth-2-Leaders program. Damion has a Bachelor’s of Liberal Arts and Science in Psychology from San Diego State University and a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Southern California.
POWER REFERRAL SERVICES

POWER REFERRAL SERVICES

We thank POWER REFERRAL SERVICES for their generous donation. 
Power Referral Services offers quality contractors at affordable prices. 
POWER IS AN ACRONYM WHICH STANDS FOR….People..Organizing..Working…Economic…Rebirth….THAT’S POWER!
Our Mission Is To FIRST and FOREMOST help the less fortunate of our people and help lift fallen humanity in the inner cities and all across America. We believe by donating part of our earnings we bring in through all of our services. We give back on every job from our contractors or service providers to organizations that are directly helping those in need, specifically for our youth. 
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    Jack in the Box

    Jack in the Box

    Thank you to Jack in the Box for their generous support of this event.

    Shane Paul and Chuck Stauffer offered a donation which will go to offset expenses related to producing today’s event. They are local businesspeople and we appreciate their support. Please visit their local restaurants at:

    • Jack in the Box: 7979 Broadway, Lemon Grove
    • Jack in the Box: 1047 Sweetwater Road, Spring Valley
    Franklin Garrett

    Franklin Garrett

    Franklin Garrett is the Director of Divisional Educational Initiatives in the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego. His experience in higher education includes strategic planning, multicultural counseling, advising, student services coordination, and student account services. Franklin received his Master’s in Education with an emphasis in multicultural counseling from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at UC San Diego and CSU San Marcos. Franklin directs the Student Success Center in the Division of Physical Sciences. He develops, leads, and manages programs and initiatives that deliver student developmental services across the Division’s entire student body.

      Thad Hughes

      Thad Hughes

      Community Activist and Motivational Speaker

      Thad Hughes has been a supporter of and presenter at many of our conferences over the years. He is unable to join us this year but made a generous donation to help cover expenses related to today’s event. We appreciate his generosity! We thank him for his donation and look for him to return in person in the future. 

        LKW STEM Foundation

        LKW STEM Foundation

        LKW STEM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization (EIN# 87-1549968) was created to help address the significant underrepresentation of persons of color, especially women and African Americans, pursuing college degrees in math, science and engineering. Each year our program exposes children to STEM content, experiments, and activities. The majority of our students come from low- to moderate-income households. The program year runs from throughout the year (Spring Break, Winter Break, Summer Break, Every 3rd STEM Saturday) providing students the opportunity to participate in STEM enrichment summer camps, hands-on programming and a competitive robotics team. The organization travels the city, state, and nation inspiring students, staff, businesses and various community stakeholders of the importance of learning and applying STEM concepts and content to everyday life through a multicultural and equitable lens.

        CNBC In Action

        CNBC In Action

        CBNC In-Action is set out to empower and uplift communities through compassion and impact. We strive to create a brighter future for individuals and families, fostering a sense of unity and resilience. We recognize that for our efforts to go further we must stand together and collaborate with other nonprofits in order to build a more inclusive, compassionate, and thriving community for all. CBNC In-Action hopes to bring happiness, inspiration, and life skills to the community in efforts to showcase the strengths we all hold within ourselves; to show everyone they are their OWN HERO and always have been!

         

        As for Cory Littleton, he is our Co-Founder and celebrity guest at our events. He began playing football at the age of 8 with the Skyline Tigers. He continued his efforts through Mount Miguel HS which secured him numerous scholarship offers. He chose to play football for the University of Washington where he studied Anthropology. Cutting his stay at UW short in order to attend the 2016 NFL Combine, Cory Littleton started his career in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams, where he played from 2016-2019. He then played 2 years with the Las Vegas Raiders, 1 with the Carolina Panthers, and 1 with the Houston Texans. He is much more than just a football player; he is a phenomenal father, a loving husband, and an amazing mentor/leader for his community.

        Dr. Moultrie-Lizana & The Lizana Family

        Dr. Moultrie-Lizana & The Lizana Family

        Gift cards for today’s event were provided by Dr. Moultrie-Lizana & The Lizana Family. We are grateful for their ongoing generosity over many years. Dr. Angelyn Moultrie-Lizana was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Rialto, CA. She graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a BA in Biology. She earned her D.O. Degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then earned a Master of Science Degree in Health Professions Education from Western University of Health Sciences. She is a board-certified Physician in Family Medicine. She’s currently a Partner with PIH Health and a practicing physician in the Family Medicine Department. She is also a retired Captain from the United States Navy Reserve. Her husband Oren Lizana is an M.B.A, M.A. in Computer Information, Retired USAF NCO, Author, Mentor, and successful Business Entrepreneur.  They are the proud parents of Ashley Lizana who is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Go Irish!  She works for a Fortune 500 Company and is a member of several National Honor Societies and a selection board member of the Lucille Rader Education Foundation. 

         

         

        We Will Rise

        We Will Rise

        We Will Rise is an organization in San Diego CA, comprised of a group of Black men who are committed to positive change in the communities in which they live. The men meet once a month to discuss issues related to learning and empowering themselves as well as creating opportunities to support the community. 

        MVHS Brother 2 Brother

        MVHS Brother 2 Brother

        Antonio McNeil

        Antonio McNeil

        Antonio McNeil, 23, is a young entrepreneur born and raised in San Diego. Also known as, The Marathon Agent, Antonio has a successful career as a Realtor in Southern California who also owns and invests in homes for financial growth and residual income.

        As a former student and graduate of Mount Miguel High School, Antonio succeeded as a student and was offered a scholarship to attend Portland State University in 2014. However, with numerous family & personal problems at home, he moved out of his family home at 17 making a future in college non-existent for him at the time. At the age of 19, Antonio passed his Real Estate exam and received his License. He started from the bottom, living in a 200 square foot studio, working 2 part time jobs to pay rent and bills and invest back into his new career as a Real Estate Agent. On his own, he built his career in the industry from being almost homeless at the age of 20 to now earning over a six-figure income in Real Estate and owning his condo in North Park.

        Antonio strives to be a positive example & impactful role model to the younger generations in his community by empowering and mentoring the youth who strive to be their own entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. Antonio plans to be a staple in the community to provide help, information and guidance to the troubled youth who struggle to invest in their own future. He plans to stay and invest in the youth for decades to come. 

        Antonio McNeil made a significant contribution via his sponsorship of the breakfast items served this morning. We are thankful for his generosity and his efforts on behalf of today’s conference.