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Motivational speaker Eric Thomas, also known as ET - The Hip Hop Preacher, will be the keynote speaker as the Community Action Organization of Erie County holds its first Youth Power Summit and Mentor Forum March 29 in Bennett High School, 2885 Main St.

The Mentor Forum, for parents, educators and youth organization leaders, will begin with a workshop entitled “The High School Journey to College” and led by award-winning educational consultant Keli-Koran Luchey. The workshop will be followed by a one-hour talk by Thomas.

The CAO Youth Power Summit will be hosted by radio personality Adri V with music by DJ Kholes and will include discussions and interactive presentations on academic success, jobs, finances and health. It will conclude with another one-hour talk by Thomas about making positive life choices.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, call the CAO at 881-5150, ext. 3301, or visit www.caoyouthpowersummit.com.