Students from Jefferson, Auburn, Guilford, East and Harlem attended the event. It is meant to inspire the young minority men to utilize college, and realize their potential.
RVC plans to make it an annual event. They've already held it twice already this year. Officials say they're already seeing results from previous conferences.
"We are influencing our young males to be leaders in our community," said Mary Foreman, Coordinator for International Students. "So, I think it's doing its job, and it is something I think that Rock Valley College as a whole will keep inspiring our males to be successful."
Rock Valley plans to hold a female version of the program in the Spring.