A local church is making sure that children are learning keys to succeed in the future.
New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church hosted a youth empowerment program Saturday morning entitled "We Are the Future".
Speakers spoke on a wide range of topics from character education to black history. Sessions were interactive, focusing on group activities.
"It's been uplifting and it helps kids realize that we don't have to grow up to soon and that there is a time for everything," said Alexis Callins, a 14 year-old participant.
Professors from Albany State University, Wallace Community College and Troy University spoke at the event.