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Programs & Services

Black Male Initiative Summit

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The Black Male Initiative Summit (BMIS) provides 8th and 9th grade Black male students with an opportunity to participate in a program that promotes leadership, academic achievement with the goal of graduating high school and from a post-secondary institution, and community involvement while developing their Black male identity. School leaders from across the Denver metro area are asked to nominate students that have demonstrated strong leadership qualities and personal characteristics of excellence. Engaging and interactive workshops are led by Black males who are committed empowering Black young men to be a change agent in your school, community and family.

The newly developed BMIS Scholars Program offers Summit participants additional workshops and visits to local companies and other 4 year institutions to share information about post-secondary education and assist  them in preparing for their future.

For more information, visit our Facebook page or contact bmis@du.edu

For African American/Black young women, consider the Especially Me conference.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9-11:30am – Black Male Initiative Summit – Follow Up (registration opening soon) – Join us again to develop a plan for your academic year and how you will work to change your community based on what you learned during the Summit in February.
  • 2014 Summit Date coming soon!
  • 2014-15 BMIS Scholars Program Schedule coming soon!

Past Programs

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013 – BMIS Scholars Program Kick-off
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – Google Boulder visit
  • Saturday, January 11, 2014: BMIS Scholars Program – CU Anschutz Medical Center visit
  • Friday, February 21, 2014 - Black Male Initiative Summit
  • Saturday, February 22, 2014 - Black Male Initiative Summit DU campus visit

Media coverage of previous events