The seventh annual Martin Luther King Jr. youth conference, presented by
the Community Fellows Program of the Department of Urban Studies and
Planning, will be held on February 16 and 17, coinciding with MIT's 22nd
annual celebration of the life and legacy of the slain civil rights
The event has been coordinated by Adjunct Professor Melvin H. King,
director of the Community Fellows Program. Its theme is Realizing the
Dream on Youth Entrepreneurship.
The program will include mini-sessions on principles of
entrepreneurship, completing a business plan, and using various software
programs and the World Wide Web.
The Community Fellows Program promotes the belief that people of color
in America cannot achieve maximum economic and political development
without sharing and pooling their talents, skills and resources. Youth
development, health and training are areas of concentrated study.