Paine College Department To Host First Annual Youth Summit

Paine College, Augusta, GA

For Immediate Release

March 5, 2013 Media Contact: Leah Suggs, Asst. Director of Communications & Marketing — 706.821.8322 or 803.524.3195  – Paine College



(Augusta, Ga) – The Paine College School of Professional Studies will host the inaugural Sankofa Youth Summit on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 10:00 am in the Candler Memorial Library Ballroom. This event focuses on celebrating African and African American culture, history, and heritage.

The word Sankofa is derived from Akan tradition and translates in English as “go back to the past in order to build for the future.”  In the spirit of Sankofa, this youth summit will bring the richness, complexity, and the legacy of African American culture and heritage strength from the margins to the center.

The Sankofa Youth Summit targets youth between 12 and 17 years of age. The event will provide culturally enriching seminars focused on African and African American history, leadership skill training, and dialogue about community building.

For more information on the Sankofa Youth Summit, please contact Dr. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis at (706) 432.0726, Dr. Lawanda Cummings  at (706) 396.7597 or

For more information about Paine College, please visit, or contact Leah Suggs in the Office of Communications & Marketing at

(706) 821.8322, or (803) 524.3195.

Sankofa Youth Summit Flyer scheduled for Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:00am in the Candler Memorial Library Ballroom (2nd Floor) on the campus of Paine College.


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