The University System of Georgia’s (USG) African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®) is a statewide initiative designed to increase the number of African-American males who complete their postsecondary education from any of the USG institutions.
Its mission is to provide an integrated program model of academic and social tools that support students around adopting a positive mindset to successfully complete classes, elevate their cumulative GPAs, matriculate through each academic level and graduate. Our goal is to promote student success and improve graduation rates through social and academic networks. Through collaborating with university and community partners we intend to connect students with others to envision their future, to explore their passions, and to actively engage in their college experience.
Academic Skills Enrichment:
Provides supplemental literacy, writing, math and study-skill activities to help pre-college students transition to college academic life during the summer and assist enrolled AAMI participants with RPG (retention, progression, and graduation) throughout the academic year.
Student Support Services:
Makes available internal and external resources, information and learning tools to enhance students’ academic and social successes.
Adult & Peer Mentoring:
Connects AAMI students to adults and peers who encourage achievement, foster positive attitudes, as well as a sense of belonging through personal and academic support, while reinforcing RPG.
Provides multi-faceted professional and soft skills forums to help develop and strengthen participants’ leadership skills.
How to Get Started
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Jerry Oliver Jr. by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.