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BLACK & LATINO MALE MENTORSHIPAccording to DePaul University’s Bernadette Sanchez, PhD in Community Prevention Research, both formal and informal mentoring:

•    Lessens the negative effects of racial discrimination by promoting Black & Latino boys’ racial identity, leading to positive effects in various aspects of their lives.
•    Benefits Black & Latino boys in a range of areas; including academics, social-emotional well-being, mental health, and the prevention of risky behaviors, through group processes.


Black and Latino men from Milwaukee and the surrounding area willing to commit their time and impart their wisdom to MPS’ Black and Latino boys as they navigate an ever challenging social landscape.


Encourage, inspire and advice during group mentoring luncheons, following outlined format provided by BLMA Team.


Meet every 1st Thursday of the month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at an assigned school, following our Twelve Guiding Principles that support and encourage our Black and Latino boys involvement and success in school.

Schools for this year include: Bradley Tech, Riverside, South Division, Washington, and Vincent.


Email or call our Planning Assistant at (414) 475-8631.

Visit to learn more about Black and Latino Male Achievement at MPS.


Stephen Davis, Media Relations Manager
(414) 475-8675
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Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • Ninety-four percent of 2022-23 budget dollars go to support schools;
  • The MPS Class of 2023 earned $121 million in scholarships and grants; and
  • MPS is home to five of the state's top high schools according to U.S. News and World Report.

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