The San Francisco Bay Area Professional Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., (NABA), is again hosting its 12th Annual Youth Education Conference for Middle School students and their parents/guardians. Our theme is “Planting the Seeds of Entrepreneurship”. The program will take place on:

Saturday, March 5th, 2011,
DeVry University Center
505 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 (Across from Oakland City Hall)
9:00am – 4:00pm (Registration begins at 8:30am)

THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ALL ATTENDEES AND SPACE IS LIMITED. There will be no onsite registration. This event is easily accessible via public transportation (BART- Oakland City Center 12th Street station, AC Transit – 72 Bus line)

The 12th Annual Youth Education Conference will feature several motivational speakers and a case study designed to expose students to several of the fundamental concepts associated with owning a business. Students will be broken down into groups, partnered with professionals and tasked with laying the ground work for starting a business. Additionally, the conference will offer financial planning and college preparation workshops for the parents. Continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials will be provided.

Keeping with the NABA tradition, it promises to be a day full of education, motivation, and inspiration. This conference will include; Ise Lyfe an award winning poet, performer, and educator, Tovi Scruggs, M.Ed., founder of ASA Educational Services and Director of the Urban Services Division of the YMCA of the East Bay and Nikki Shaw, Owner of FLAVOR Caterer in Oakland; host of Today’s Flavor, a daily radio segment on 102.9 KBLX and is a featured chef for the L.A. Lakers official NBA website.


For registration information, visit, send an email to, or call 510-273-9057. Additionally, NABA representatives are available to visit your school community event, to encourage student participation. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to schedule a site visit or to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


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