(AIMM) is a program designed to improve the recruitment and retention of African American and Hispanic males at the University of Houston. Participants receive academic support and character and leadership development through programs and workshops. Males in the program also participate in community engagement opportunities and receive mentoring by faculty, staff and peers.
By actively participating in the AIMM Program, students will enhance their professional skills through public speaking, resume development, and personal branding.
As an AIMM participant, students will foster mentoring relationships with UH faculty and staff that contributes to their personal, academic, and professional development as student leaders.
The AIMM program identifies and utilizes academic related resources and tools in order to support its member’s academic performance in the classroom.
The AIMM program provides opportunities for participants to connect with campus resources, students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the Houston community by providing a holistic approach that cultivates a sense of belonging.
By participating in service learning projects, AIMM members will recognize the importance of community service and civic responsibility through personal involvement and municipal engagement with UH and the greater Houston community.
To ensure that young men of color have increased persistence and feel comfortable on campus, they must feel as though faculty members, and the campus community care about their success. Literature shows that a sense of belonging provides students an essential tool in their efforts to further their education by building strong student to faculty relationships and interacting with diverse groups on campus (Strayhorn, 2012).
When are applications available?
AIMM recruitment takes place in the spring semester.
How do I apply?
Online applications for the following cohort will be available in the link below. Applications must be completed by September 2nd at 11:59pm. Interviews will be held between September 5th – 7th.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact the Director, Niya Blair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Center (Student Center South, B12) for more information on the AIMM program.