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 16th & 17th, 2020 at the UW-Milwaukee Student Union.

Monday, March 16th: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (reserved for middle school students)
Tuesday, March 17th: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (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 2020.

For questions about the 2020 Summit on Black Male Youth, please contact Ms. Ramona Sledge at rms2@uwm.edu.


The Pre-Registration period has ended. The registration form will be shared with schools that pre-registered on Friday, January 24th, 2020.

A second registration period will be held from Friday, January 31st through Friday, February 14th. More information to follow.

Chaperones are mandatory and we ask that schools have a ratio of 1 chaperone for every 10 students (1:10). Schools are responsible for transportation to and from the summit and lunch will be provided. New this year is the addition of a Community Resource Fair.

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.

Submit your Workshop Proposal

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

No cost is associated with your registration, attendance or participation.

Our Sponsors

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