African American Male Initiative

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.

Leadership Development:

Provides multi-faceted professional and soft skills forums to help develop and strengthen participants’ leadership skills.

  • Tuition scholarship – if program expectations are met
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship
  • Community building
  • Academic tutoring & study hall
  • Networking opportunities
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Connection to faculty, staff and community advocates
  • Black Male Summit participation
  • Leadership Certificate
  • Step 1: Sign up for the African American Male Initiative
  • Step 2 a: All students interested in participating in the Black Male Initiative Program must attend orientation before July 10th.
  • Step 2 b: Be sure to let your advisor know that you've signed up to participate in the African American Male Initiative and visit our table during orientation. 
  • Step 3: Enroll in the Inquiry Class for AAMI (INQR 1000C-Thursday, Time- TBD) Fall Semester and Leadership Class (LDRS 2000) Spring Semester. (Contact Your Academic Advisor
  • Step 4: Attend the African Male Initiative Fall Retreat which will take place on Thursday, August 10th and Friday, August 11th
  • Step 5: Make sure that you have completed and submitted your FAFSA.
  • Step 6: Check your email and POUNCE account frequently for messages regarding registration, billing and immunization. 

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Jerry Oliver Jr. by emailing

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Contact Us

  Summerville Campus (University Hall, 156)
2500 Walton Way 
Augusta, GA 30904
  706-225-8341 (Call or Text)


If individuals mail checks they should be addressed and mailed to the following:

Augusta University Foundation, Inc.

1120 15th Street, FI-1000

Augusta, GA  30912


In the “For” section of the check individuals should reference AAMI and or AUF#297005 so that the funds are deposited into the appropriate fund.