ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There's a big push to help kids in North City stay out of trouble.

The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis hosted a youth summit Saturday for middle and high school students.

Organizers say they're trying to re-define what's cool for the younger generation before they make choices that could hurt their future.

They held workshops on education, mentoring, and health and wellness.

"We talk to them about some of the things they're going to encounter before they encounter them," 100 Black Men President Joseph Anderson said. "We give them strategies. We give them ideas. We give them alternatives about choices to make before they get in situations. So while we understand we may not reach everybody, we feel the ones we do reach we've made a difference."

They also did workshops on financial responsibility.

The event was also organized by the Emerging 100.

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