The "Make It Happen Program" recently sponsored a Regional Conference for students and counselors featuring filmmaker, author and director Janks Morton! Morton's company is responsible for releasing four feature length documentary films since 2007. His first feature length documentary, What Black Men Think, was voted the Best Black Documentary of the year for 2007 and Morton was voted Best Director for 2007. The film examines the role of stereotypes and misrepresentations in America.
This exciting "Make it Happen" program also featured information on financial aid, a program on why college is important from Alphonso Garrett, VA Tech’s Assistant Director of Admissions, and entertainment by Plunky and Oneness.
The conference was comprised of participants from SVCC, Nottoway High School, Brunswick High School, Greensville County High School, Park View High School, Central High School, Bluestone High School and the Community.