2019 MBKGEN Summit

On Friday, November 1, 2019, youth organizing and adult allyship was growing in Benton Harbor during the annual MBKGEN Youth Summit, "Young, Political, Powerful."

Hosted by MBKGEN Benton Harbor and the S.H.A.R.P. Foundation, youth and their adult allies came from Benton Harbor schools as well as Flint, Lansing, and Kalamazoo to learn and engage in organizing, planting seeds for the community and electoral justice work ahead of us in 2020.

The day was fueled by inspiring speakers, artistic performers, and hands-on idea and strategy building for community transformation.


Thank you!

Benton Harbor Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

Commissioner MaryAlice Adams, City of Benton Harbor

S.H.A.R.P. Foundation


One Love Global

The Mendel Center, Lake Michigan College

Powerful Speakers

Mr. Bankole Thompson

Editor-in-Chief of The PuLSE Institute

Op-ed columnist for The Detroit News

Miss & Mr. Benton Harbor

Ms. Crystal Williams & Mr. Gregory Hill

Ms. Rukia Lumumba

Executive Director of People's Advocacy Institute