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Fort Wayne UNITED To Lead Choose Success Initiative Event

Fort Wayne UNITED, in partnership with ICON Family, will be conducting additional sessions of its Choose Success Initiative (CSI) May 10-11.

CSI allows black males, ages 14-18, to be exposed to the positive outcomes of good decisions and the negative consequences of poor decisions.

Highlights of the schedule of events:
Thursday, May 10
8:30-10 a.m. – Witness sentencing in the courtroom of Superior Court Judge Wendy Davis
10:15-11 a.m. – Tour of Fort Wayne Fire Station 1, 419 E. Main St.
11:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – Tour of Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
12:45-2 p.m. – ICON Family programming. The session will be held at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast.

Friday, May 11
9-11 a.m. – Tour and hands-on activity at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20, 3019 Waynewood Dr.
11:10 a.m.-noon – Interaction session with the Fort Wayne Police Department. The session will be held at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20.
12:10-2 p.m. – ICON Family programming. The session will be held at the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20.

Fort Wayne UNITED is a mayoral initiative started by Tom Mayor Henry in 2016. Under the direction of Iric Headley and a steering committee of local volunteers, it places two national efforts, Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper, into one program to provide positive opportunities and hope for black men and boys and make a meaningful difference with an emphasis on listening, input, letting voices be heard, and engagement.

Fort Wayne UNITED’s vision is for every black male in Fort Wayne to be respected and valued with an opportunity to reach their full potential. The mission is to advocate for and implement policies, practices and procedures to ensure equity and opportunity for black fathers, brothers and sons at home, work, school, and the community through collaborative efforts.