The African American Male Research Initiative (AAMRI) is a faculty-led academic initiative rooted in evidence-based practices to promote African American male academic excellence. AAMRI also informs the public on how best to create and maintain a culture of Black male excellence in K-16 settings. AAMRI initiatives implement these principles in real-world settings and events.
The Summit is a three-day gathering to openly examine and candidly discuss the numerous and complex issues surrounding the black student-athlete. The Summit constitutes the most comprehensive national forum on issues related to the black experience within amateur athletics.
A three-day retreat aiming to connect college Black males from across the country in an effort to facilitate personal, professional, and academic growth. The retreat uses small group forums, cross campus dialogue, team building activities, and networking with Black male professionals.
AAMRI College for a Day programs are designed to increase high school males’ exposure to higher education. Increasing exposure to higher education helps to create the mentality that says, “I can do that! This is for me!”
With programs in alternating years between Beijing, China and Cape Town, South Africa, Maymester Study Abroad courses allow students to survey history and explore the similarities and differences between their host country and the U.S, while also gaining valuable internship experience.