Before Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani, there was David Dinkins. The man who made history by becoming the first African-American mayor of New York City will be in Stamford on Saturday for a conference aiming to help students forge positive leadership paths.

Dinkins will be one of the guest speakers for the Road Map to Success Youth Summit organized by 100 Black Men of Stamford. The daylong event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at UConn-Stamford.

The summit is targeted at students, parents and educators. Workshops for youth will focus on such topics as leadership development, team building, starting a business, basic finance skills and introduction to debating.

Two debates will be among the highlighted events of the day. Each will feature students from Rutgers University and Howard University debating the topics “Hip Hop: Good or Bad?” and “Why Celebrate Black History Month?”

Dinkins is a Howard alumnus. His political career began in 1965, when he was elected to the New York State Assembly. He served as mayor of New York from 1990 to 1993.

Do you plan to attend the Road Map to Success Youth Summit?