The Young Men’s Conference will host over 200 young men for a day of learning, growing and “keeping it real”, with college and career centered workshops, financial planning opportunities, character development exercises and the testimony of actor and keynote speaker for the Young Men’s Conference, Noel Gugliemi (Noel G.).
Noel G., a native of Los Angeles, CA is known for his “gangster” roles in movies such as, The Fast and the Furious Parts 1 & 7, Training Day, The Purge: Anarchy, Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, and Bruce Almighty.
Noel G. is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. He’s experienced homelessness, incarceration, and the various ups and downs of life’s struggles. However, that did not stop him from turning his trials into triumphs. “You have to want it for yourself, no one can hold your hand through it, but they can guide you through it,” says Noel G. He believes determination is key, “If you want it bad enough, you can do it, but you will have to work for it. Never quit, push harder and harder every day, and put God first through it all.”
In addition, several influential leaders, mentors and peers from throughout Riverside will be participating in the Young Men’s Conference program. These individuals will provide additional support to the young men striving to achieve their goals. They include but are not limited to: Mayor Rusty Bailey from the City of Riverside, Stan Morrison retired Athletic Director for University of California Riverside, Joe Luna from Path of Life Ministries, Manuel Perez from Borrego Health, Wilson Lee from Lincoln Financial and many more!
The Young Men’s Conference will serve as a gateway for young men to realize their goals are achievable, and no matter their past, they too can have a future filled with success.
The Young Men’s Conference will celebrate 10 years of “keeping it real” on Tuesday, May 16, from 8:00am – 2:00pm at the Riverside Convention Center.