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Youth Motivation Task Force Conference 2013

One of the highlights of the year for students at Alabama A&M University is the visit of the Youth Motivation Task Force.


Knowing where you want to go is far simpler than knowing how to get there. College students are often faced with this dilemma. With so many choices before them, they often need career directions. They want to be assured that there are meaningful jobs out there in the work world and they seek the security of knowing they will be properly prepared.


The College Youth Motivation Task Force (YMTF) program has helped more than five million students become aware of the variety of careers available to them in the private and public sectors.


The program concept is quite simple, but effective. Informed, dedicated, and successful professionals from every walk of life meet with students at predominantly minority colleges and universities. Their aim is to: (1) Enlighten students regarding career opportunities in business, industry, education and government, (2) Discuss how the work world operates, and (3) Share their personal career experiences. These professionals provide students with the direction and insight so necessary in making realistic career decisions. 


The 2012 Youth Motivation Task Force Conference attracted more than 70 consultants with consultants participating in a variety of events over a four-day period. The 2013 Conference is scheduled for April 6-9.


Corporate Sponsors for the 2012 YMTF Conference were:

· 3M Company, Decatur, AL
· Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, AL
· Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Huntsville, AL
· IBM, Birmingham, AL
· McConnell Jones Lanier and Murphy, LLP, Houston, TX
· Southern Company, Birmingham, AL
· TMTS, Inc., Huntsville, AL
· U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
· Wilbert Brown, Huntsville, AL
· Angelo Coleman, Huntsville, AL
· Michael Holston, Atlanta, GA
· Felicia Martin McBride, Huntsville, AL
· Robb Sanders, Mableton, GA


Persons seeking to participate in YMTF 2013 may do so by completing and submitting this YMTF Registration Form.pdf or you may register online through the BulldogCareers system. If you have forgotten your login, please contact Brenda J. Crutcher at 256.372.8220 or by email at 


Registrations are now being accepted.  Registration deadline:  March 15, 2013.


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2012 YMTF Consultants 


Contact Information


Michael Radden, Interim Director 
Career Development Services
Alabama A&M University
P.O. Box 997
Normal, AL 35762
P:  256.372.5692
F:  256.372.5689