First Fridays: A Male Initiative
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First Fridays is a 6-part interactive workshop series for male students to develop as leaders, role models and change-agents to meet the needs of a diverse society.
The goal of this program is to increase awareness of and about issues related to masculinity, gender politics, race/ethnicity, privilege and vulnerability.
First Fridays are opportunities to understand self and others. Just as importantly, this program creates and maintains a network, community and support system comprised of male students that promote a common experience, collaboration and collective action.
Perks of attending: Free to attend, food, refreshments and t-shirt.
Upcoming Dates - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Local and National Resources for Males
Below are lists of national and local resources and information that include financial, faith-based and spirituality, health, news, polical and legal, social media, support and advocacy services and opportunities for males. These lists are intended to promote awareness of available resources. Please contact the respective organization or company for detailed and specific information.
We do our best to identify resources that are available to males. However, if there are resources that you would like to include or suggest, then complete the online form to send us your recommendation(s).
State of Texas Colleges and Universities College Men Initiatives and Programs
Below is a list highlighting some colleges and universities in the state of Texas who have created college men initiatives and programs contributing to the growth of college men retention. A more extensive list of initiatives and programs can be downloaded by clicking on the link under the highlighted programs.
|AIMM (Academically Influencing Minority Males)||North Lake College||Mitchel James, firstname.lastname@example.org||North Lake College AIMM is a unique program devoted to supporting students in achieving their academic, career and personal goals. The AIMM program is designed to encourage first-time and continuing minority male students to build connections and to create a supportive community of learning. All courses are taught by minority male faculty and enrollment is limited to minority male students. Faculty act as mentors to students, and are available for additional help outside of class.|
|Men Empowerment Network||San Antonio College||Mona Aldana-Ramirez, email@example.com||The Men Empowerment Network (MEN) aims to create and implement programs to support minority students in pursuit of their academic goals. Men Empowerment Network participants will become part of the conversation to help identify factors that support or hinder their success through a variety of events and activities. Opportunities for participants include a mentoring program, focus groups, conferences and a leadership summit.|
|MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) (rebuilding)||South Texas College||Armando Ponce, firstname.lastname@example.org||Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) is a joint research project between Dr. Victor B. Saenz (University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Luis Ponjuan (University of Florida), and South Texas College (STC) in McAllen, Texas. This research project is a collaborative effort aimed at examining the experiences of young Latino males in the Rio Grande Valley as they navigate their college pathways. Further, this project serves to canvass the perspectives of key student affairs, academic affairs, and executive-level administrators on the growing crisis facing Latino males in higher education. Through several focus groups with STC students as well as in-depth interviews with administrators and faculty members, this document represents a report of our preliminary research findings for Project MALES.|
|TTU M.A.L.E.S. SYMPOSIUM (Men Attaining Leadership Excellence and Success)||Texas Tech University||Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, email@example.com||In an attempt to address the disparity in participation and success of male retention in education, The Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement host the TTU MALES (Men Attaining Leadership Excellence and Success) Symposium. Symposium attendees participate in breakout sessions, town-hall style discussions, and panels. Sessions, discussions and panels and will focus on the importance of male academic achievement, retention, matriculation, community involvement, social justice and more. Additionally, attendees have opportunities to make recommendations regarding increasing the numbers of males who graduate from high school and enroll into and matriculate from higher education institutions.|
|Project Males (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Succes)||University Texas at Austin||MikeGutierrez, firstname.lastname@example.org||Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) is multi-faceted research and mentoring initiative based within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. Project MALES encompasses three interrelated initiatives: an ongoing research agenda focused on understanding the experiences of Latino males across the education pipeline; a mentoring program that aims to cultivate an engaged support network for males of color at UT-Austin and across the Central Texas community; and, a statewide P-16 Consortium focused on the success of male students of color.|
|African American Male Research Institute (AAMRI)||University of Texas at Austinemail@example.com||AAMRI is a UT faculty-led academic initiative, housed in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, rooted in evidence-based practices to promote academic excellence among African American males. AAMRI includes a research focus, too, that informs public policy experts, practitioners, and concerned citizens on how best to create and maintain a culture of Black male excellence in K-16 settings. This research guides the hands-on practical approach to help AAMRI achieve its major goals: to increase the four-year graduation rate for African American males at the University of Texas and to increase the number of Black males attending four-year colleges and universities across the state of Texas. Through community partnerships, AAMRI provides professional development and special events for undergraduates and opportunities for undergrads to mentor younger African American males.|
|The Collegiate 100 (UHC100)||University of Houston||Tayler Harris, firstname.lastname@example.org||The Collegiate 100 is an auxiliary organization to 100 Black Men. The Collegiate 100 membership is drawn primarily from African–American college students through chapters on university campuses across America. The purpose of the Collegiate 100 is to implement the mentoring and tutoring programs of 100 Black Men. The participants assist the parent organization with the development of the social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of young black males who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live.|