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SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (November 6, 2018) – South Suburban College (SSC) sent 10 students to the second annual DLS Conference at the Swiss Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, from October 19–20, 2018. Created by media mogul Louis Carr, the exclusive “dirty little secrets” conference geared toward young African American men promotes leadership, community involvement, and strategies to succeed in work and life. Carr invited SSC to select a handful of student participants to attend at no charge, providing them exposure to a panel of successful leaders and entrepreneurs who were presenting at this year’s two-day event.
“This was a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hear real-life stories from highly successful men of color that truly motivated me to stay on the right track,” said Babatunde Adamson, 20, of Hazel Crest. “It was also an excellent networking event, and I was able to meet someone who will serve as my peer mentor.”
DLS markets itself as “not a traditional conference—it’s a movement.” The event was created to challenge men of color to become leaders in their communities. It aims to change the narrative by offering men tools and strategies to succeed immediately. Session topics included Money, Entrepreneurship, Relationships, and Health. Participants were encouraged to ask questions and receive transparent, honest answers.
“DLS was a very informative event that had a great mix of celebrity and empowerment leaders sharing an amazing amount of wisdom about different approaches to life, goal setting, and responding to challenges,” added Jaleel Harris, 24, of Chicago. “It’s a privilege to be a student and to get to experience unique and inspiring opportunities like these through South Suburban College.”
Louis Carr has generated 7 billion dollars in revenue over his 32-year career at BET Networks. He is the only African American to head up national sales for a major cable company. Serving as BET’s President of Media Sales, Carr has transformed some of the biggest brands in the United States. A complete list of speakers and more conference details can be found at www.dlsmen.com.
South Suburban College provides a variety of support services and leadership opportunities to its students in addition to a wide range of academic program options. For more information about opportunities at SSC, visit www.ssc.edu.
South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Illinois.