(AllHipHop News) Three of Hip-Hop’s legendary performers are set to travel to Atlanta later this month to participate at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 46th National Keystone Conference.
Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-D.M.C, Doug E. Fresh, and DJ Spinderella of Salt-n-Pepa have been tapped to provide motivational sessions at the youth leadership conference that will host more than 1,800 teens from 157 cities across the country.
This year’s National Keystone Conference (March 21-24) will feature the theme “ATL–All Teens Lead.” The young leaders will take part in various workshops covering topics like bullying prevention, financial literacy, and college preparedness as well as robotics, sports, and film making. Conference goers will also volunteer at service projects throughout the Atlanta area.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes a critical step to ensuring success for teens is to actively engage them and empower them to lead through initiatives like the Keystone Conference,” said Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in a press release.
The Keystone Conference will not just be all work and no play for the teens. Several social activities are planned as well as musical performances by American Idol winner Jordin Sparks and Atlanta native B.O.B.
The Boys & Girls Clubs partnered with the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens to create Keystone Clubs – leadership groups for young people ages 14-18 that focus on academic success, career preparation, and community service.
Keystone Club members are just part of the 100,000 teens served by the Taco Bell Foundation every year. The Foundation also awards over 350 educational and career grants and scholarships annually.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the National Keystone Conference visit www.bgca.org.