African-American Male Initiative

An initiative of the University System of Georgia

AAMI in the News


News For 2014

On U.S. Campuses, Networking and Nurturing to Retain Black Men ( source: The New York Times ) The USG's AAMI is cited for its work in helping to improve enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for Black males attending public colleges and universities in Georgia. (November 9, 2014)

AAMI Project Director Honored with Inaugural Warrior Award ( source: Kennesaw State University ) Arlethia Perry-Johnson, AAMI Project Director, was honored at an awards ceremony by the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education held at Morehouse College. (October 7, 2014)

Summit Challenges Myths About Young Black Men in College ( source: The Chronicle of Higher Education ) The USG's AAMI is referenced as a model that is positively affecting Black male enrollment and degrees conferred to Black males attending institutions in the University System of Georgia. (March 31, 2014)


News For 2013

AAMI Program Reaches Highest Number of Graduates ( source: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) ) The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) program at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College has reached a milestone with the highest number of students graduating from the program and earning a college degree since the inception of the program at ABAC. (April 19, 2013)

University System of Georgia Offers a Model for Raising Black Male Enrollment ( source: The Chronicle of Higher Education ) Arlethia Perry-Johnson, a presenter at the American Council on Education's annual meeting, discusses the evolution of AAMI, the program model, and its impact on enrollment, retention, and graduation rates for Black males in the University System of Georgia. (March 4, 2013)


News For 2012

Students Attend Conference on USG's African-American Male Initiative ( source: North Georgia & State University ) A group of students from North Georgia College & State University recently learned about leadership and community support at the African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) Conference hosted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG). (October 8, 2012)

University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative Marks 10th year ( source: PRNewswire ) Some 300 AAMI program administrators and student participants from 25 USG campuses, along with notable dignitaries and guest speaker (September 27, 2012)