M.A.I.N. Summit 2022

Participate in the #1 gathering of Black males in high school and college, and the professionals who advocate for their success!

To all of you across the country who push the agenda of Black Male Achievement…WELCOME TO GOD’S WORK!

On behalf of The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and U Good Bro, Inc, it is our pleasure to confidently say that we are unapologetic in declaring that the Summit will provide an experience that will educate and empower our Young Kings for success, while liberating them from barriers that prevent them from being all that the Most High has called them to be.

In his book, “Cry Like A Man”, Jason Wilson states that “Every boy needs a crew; every man needs camaraderie and a safe space to not only express his emotions but also release them…no matter our age, transparency will set us free.” It is our mission to provide that safe and brave space for them.

But to provide that space for them, the fight must be on. This event is not business as usual. At the Summit, they will fight for their minds and will fight for their souls. Nehemiah 14:4 reads “Don’t be afraid of them… fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.” This lets you know that the fight isn’t just for one day. The fight is for their futures. But this is also to remind them that they do not have to fight alone.

The Summit is truthfully the answer to the question, “U Good, Bro?!” To the grown men out there, the Summit is for you too. This is for those of you who are tired, for those of you who feel like you are “too needed” to have needs, and to remind you that it’s okay to say that you’re not okay. The Summit is about liberation!

See you logged and locked in with us on October 11th! Peace!

Featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry is an educator, bestselling author, and the Founder and Head of Schools for Capital Preparatory Schools. Dr. Perry has been featured on multiple networks: MSNBC, Fox, CNN, Al Jazeera, TV One, BET, and NBC as well as the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Widely respected by grassroots community members and internationally renowned leaders, he’s the voice of a generation, a people’s champion who has been fighting for disadvantaged children and families for thirty years.

Learn more about Dr. Perry

October 11, 2022 - Online

Lock in the date, October 11, 2022 Sponsored by The M.A.I.N. Initiative, LLC and U Good Bro, Inc.


Agenda subject to change. Please check back for additions and updates.

DJ Steve Vassor (8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.)

Opening Session (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

Main stage activities included:

Inspirational Poem – Regina Garcia

Welcome – Joshua Burney, Owner, Spoken Solutions

Invocation – Larry “Rev Mentor” Thomas, Founder, Thomas Mentoring & Leadership Academy

Meditative Exercise – Kelly Little CEO, The Urban Institute for Strengthening Families

Purpose – Jasmin Spain, Chair, National M.A.I.N. Summit

Special Greetings – PJ Connelly, Mayor, City of Greenville (NC)

M.A.I.N. Man Award & Scholarship – Patrick Patterson & Jasmin Spain

Keynote Voice – Dr. Steve Perry, Founder & Head of Capital Preparatory Schools

Next Steps – Joshua Burney

Concurrent Workshops #1 (10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)



Concurrent Workshops #2 (11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.)


Closing Session (12:20 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.)

Closing sessions include:

Rites of Passage – Phillip Holloway, Owner, Honeydrew Media, LLC

Final Words – Jasmin Spain

M.A.I.N. Summit Sponsorship Opportunities

Have a desire to support these Young Kings? We welcome you to serve as a sponsor!

Sponsorship Levels

  • George Floyd Level Sponsor: Any amount above $2,500
  • Trayvon Martin Level Sponsor: $2,500 – $2,001
  • Ahmaud Arbery Level Sponsor: $2,000 – $1,501
  • Michael Brown Level Sponsor: $1,500 – $1,001
  • Breonna Taylor Level Sponsor: $1,000 – $501
  • Tamir Rice Level Sponsor: $500 – $251
  • Philando Castile Level Sponsor: $250 – $100
  • Eric Garner Level Sponsor: Any amount below $100

Michael Brown Level Sponsors and above will receive the following:

  • Acknowledgement in Summit-related press releases and all media types (print, broadcast, internet);
  • Serve as a guest on the U Good, Bro?! podcast;
  • Company name & corporate logo on Summit materials;
  • Registration for two participants;
  • Public recognition before, during, and after the Summit.

For the second year in a row, with your generous contribution, your sponsorship will also contribute to the awarding of the M.A.I.N. Summit Scholarships… yes, multiple scholarships!. If you or your organization would like to support this event as a sponsor/donor, you can do so in the following ways:

  • Check – Please make checks payable to U Good Bro, Inc. (place National M.A.I.N. Summit 2022 in the memo) and mail to 200 Fosbury Way Unit E, Greenville, NC 27834
  • Cash App – $UGoodBroInc
  • Click the link to use PayPal: 

Tax receipts will be provided to sponsors/donors. For more information regarding sponsorship/donation, email [email protected].

All proceeds of the Summit go to the work being done by The M.A.I.N. Initiative and U Good, Bro?! and the ongoing commitment of “heart work” to support the young Kings we are called to serve.

Brought to you by the greatest institution for the success of Black men and boys!

Email [email protected] for any inquiries!

Links to Pervious Summit Recordings




Links to Pervious Summit Recordings

Inaugural M.A.I.N. Summit

  • Keynote Speaker – Steffen McGhee (Pitt Community College & MasterMinds At Work, Inc)
  • M.A.I.N. Man Award Recipient – Edward Turner (R.I.P.)

M.A.I.N. Summit 2018

  • Keynote Speaker – Gregory Hedgpeth (North Carolina State University & Substantial Media, LLC)
  • M.A.I.N. Man Award Recipient – Darrick Mullins (Pitt Community College)

M.A.I.N. Summit 2019

  • Keynote Speaker – Justin Fuller (JQ Speaks)
  • M.A.I.N. Man Award – Willie Joyner (Pitt County Schools & H.Y.P.E.)

*M.A.I.N. Summit 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19)*

M.A.I.N. Summit 2021

  • Keynote Speaker – Patrick Patterson (Global Partners for Fathers & Families)
  • M.A.I.N. Man Award – Ron Walker (COSEBOC – Coalition Of Schools Educating Boys Of Color)
  • Scholarship Recipients – Isaiah Silver (High School), Dwayne Joquan Altman-Leach (Undergraduate), and Oreyane Tate (Graduate)