African American Male Initiative kicks off Man Cave Mondays

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2018 African American Male Initiative members

The African American Male Initiative program hosted its first Man Cave Monday, a mini-workshop series, on Oct. 21 in the Academic Success Center.

Jerry Oliver, director for AAMI, gave program updates and announcements and Maria Darley from the Study Abroad Office presented what the study abroad program has to offer. Refreshments will be served at each event.

“Man Cave Mondays are a way for students to start the week with motivation and mentoring,” Oliver said. “Each session will feature a special guest from campus or the community to provide information and inspiration.”

The AAMI plans to have several more workshops throughout the fall. The workshops are intended to educate black male students on a variety of topics. Visit the university calendar to find more events from the AAMI.

King Side Hustle

7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4

Presentation by community member and Georgia Southern University alum Rickey R. Jones Jr.

How to Ace the Interview

Noon Monday, Nov. 18

Presentation by career consultant Anthony Holland from Career Services.

Minority Males Transforming Education

7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2

Presentation by Marcus Allen and Clarence Kendrick in partnership with the College of Education.

AAMI is a statewide initiative designed to increase the number of African American males who complete their postsecondary education from any of the 26 USG institutions.

For more information about Man Cave Mondays, contact Jerry Oliver.

Learn more about the African American Male Initiative.

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