7th Annual Summit on Black Male Youth

Black Boys Thriving: Reimagining the Narrative

The UWM African American Male Initiative is hosting the 7th Annual Summit on Black Male Youth, March 24th & 25th, 2022 at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union.

Thursday, March 24th: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm virtually and in-person (reserved for middle school students)
Friday, March 25th: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm virtually and in-person (reserved for high school students)

Our planning committee is working hard to develop the workshop and dynamic speaking sessions for the seventh annual summit, to provide attendees with a two-day experience they will take back to their schools and share with their classmates and colleagues.

The African American Male Initiative appreciates the overwhelming support it has received from schools in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois over the past six years and we are looking forward to seeing your school in March 2022.

For questions about the 2022 Summit on Black Male Youth, please contact Ms. Ramona Sledge via email at rms2@uwm.edu.

Call for Proposals

The UW-Milwaukee African American Male Initiative invites you to submit a proposal for the 7th Annual Summit on Black Male Youth. We are seeking interactive and engaging workshop presenters to share effective, evidence-based practices for Black male youth to assist us in upholding the promise of our mission. Deadline for submission is Monday January 3, 2022.

Submit your Workshop Proposal to Ms. Ramona Sledge via email at rms2@uwm.edu.


New this year, online Pre-Registration – the online form will open on January 10th and be available through January 27th.

Chaperones are mandatory and we ask that schools have a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 12 students (1:12). Schools are responsible for transportation to and from the summit and lunch will be provided.


Schedule & Agendas

Keep checking back as we build the 2022 Summit Schedule & Agendas webpage

About the Summit on Black Male Youth

The Summit is hosted by the UWM African American Male Initiative (AAMI) and is held on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. It attracts students from southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Attendees include educators, administrators, parents, community-based organizations, government officials and others interested in the promotion and success of black male youth. The Summit fosters personal and professional development for all involved through reflection and dialogue.

Learn more about the Summit on Black Male Youth.

Summit on Black Male Youth is Absolutely Free

There is not cost to attend the Summit. We only accept registration from middle and high school chaperones, teachers and principals to participate.

Our Sponsors

The Summit on Black Male Youth is made possible thanks to generous support from our previous sponsors.

Bader Philanthropies

City of Milwaukee – Community Block Grant

City of Milwaukee – Office of Violence Prevention

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Milwaukee County Office of African American Affairs

Social Development Commission

UW Credit Union

Wells Fargo