University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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Black Male Youth-Milwaukee Summit Shows Options for Young Black Men

The Tuesday, Dec. 15 sessions are geared to the middle school groups; Wednesday, Dec. 16 sessions are geared to high school students.

By - Dec 10th, 2015 04:03 pm

MILWAUKEE _ The annual Black Male Youth-Milwaukee Summit, set for Dec. 15-16 at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will bring 800 to 1,000 African-American middle and high school students and their teachers and mentors to the university.

The Tuesday, Dec. 15 sessions are geared to the middle school groups; Wednesday, Dec. 16 sessions are geared to high school students.

Schools and organizations from all over southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois will bring in young men from their communities for a day of workshops and presentations on topics ranging from higher education to career opportunities to money management. The theme this year is Knowledge + Power + Perseverance = Success.

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About UWM

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UWM has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. On an operating budget of $705 million, UWM educates about 27,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UWM a “2015 Best in the Midwest” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. Its economic impact is more than $1.5 billion per year in Wisconsin alone.

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