SAVE THE DATES
WHEN & WHERE: Monday, March 16, 2020 (Middle School) & Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (High School) from 08:30 AM-02:30 PM @ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. Milwaukee, WI. 53211).
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The UW-Milwaukee African American Male Initiative (AAMI) invites you to submit a proposal for the 7th Annual Black Male Achievement Summit. We are seeking engaging and interactive workshop presenters to share effective, evidence-based practices for Black males. The last day to submit a proposal is Friday, January 17, 2020. Get started on submitting your workshop proposal using the following link: www.tinyurl.com/uwmbmas2020.
On Friday, January 3, 2020, Sterling Brown, Vin Baker, and staff from the Milwaukee Bucks Community hosted our BLMA Ambassadors and mentors from our First Thursdays Mentor Luncheon program to dinner at Mo's: A Place for Steaks. All engaged one another in discussion about entrepreneurial endeavors, financial literacy, life after high school, lifestyle of a professinal athlete, the importance of mentoring, never giving up and overcoming trials and tribulations. The following day, Marcell Jackson, who serves as a mentor for our First Thursdays Mentor Luncheon program at Washington High School of Information Technology, was acknowledged by MENTOR Greater Milwaukee as George Hill's "Mentor of the Game". Our department would like to send a special thanks to the Milwaukee Bucks and wish them all the best this season as they strive for a championship.
The Mission of the Department of Black & Latino Male Achievement will collaboratively create the systems, structures, and spaces that guarantee success for all Black and Latino boys and young men in Milwaukee Public Schools.
BLMA Vision is that Black & Latino boys and young men will possess an affirmed sense of identity, dignity and self-confidence, and will have the necessary tools to triumphantly navigate college, career and life.
DEPARTMENT PRIORITY STRATEGIES
Connect with local and national initiative to implement best practices for:
- Black and Latino Male Mentorship.
- Improve School Culture through Dignity, Equitable Practices, and Capacity Building.
- Manhood Development Academies.
- Positive Narrative Change Campaign.
- Recruit Black and Latino Male Teachers.
- Use School and District Data to Improve Academic and Life Outcomes.
DEPARTMENT KEY MESSAGES
- Black and Latino male students are assets to our schools and commnity.
- Black and Latino male students are always the center of our work.
- Black and Latino male students are not broken, the system is.
- BLMA is not a savior, but a partner in improving academic and life outcomes for Black and Latino male students.
- BLMA is a hub between work happening at the city, state, and national level.
- BLMA aims to collaborate with both internal external stakeholders.