Best-selling author, comedian, and relationship advice guru Steve Harvey led an inspiring movement this past-weekend with the kick-off “The Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men” at the Davidson Conference Center at the University of Southern California. The two-day program, which was a condensed version of the four-day long event that took place in Dallas, Texas last year, provided an opportunity for young men from single-parent households to gather together and be enlightened on the experience of manhood that some may have lacked in their lives.

The program had nearly 100 male participants, ranging from the ages of 13 to 18 years old, who were selected to receive guidance and support from Harvey and his foundation. Harvey said in a statement that the program is truly an example of the type of success he hopes can be fostered in young men across the nation.

“We’ve got kids that were failing who are now B students, kids who were very disrespectful to their mothers who have turned it around and become family protectors instead.  Lots of positive stories,” he said.

Cedric the Entertainer, Terrence J of BET, and Lamman Rucker were in attendance over the weekend to help support the mission of teaching young men learn life skills that have a lasting impression on their lives.

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