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"Embodi" conference comes to Hattiesburg

By Colleen Donovan - bio | email 

HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - The hot button issue of saggy pants was just one of the topics covered in Hattiesburg's Presidential Embodi conference Thursday.

Three chapters of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority are hosting programs like this one to help male African American teenagers reach their full potential. Tawyna Crockett was one of the conference's presenters.

Crockett said, "Research shows if you reach them at this age that you can make a difference, or make them think about the decisions that they are making now."

And how those decisions will impact their young adulthood. Many of the teens participating in the day long conference are from the Hattiesburg area. They learned about Embodi through local fraternities, schools, and churches.

Keyland Grant is one the teenagers participating in the conference. He said, "Well I liked what I learned about, what is best for me in life and what I should prepare my life for like for a job interview or anything like that."

The conference covered topics like how to dress properly for a job interview, stay safe online, in addition to the importance of managing one's finances and achieving academically.

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