A Student Success Program
The African American Male Initiative (AAMI) is a student success program housed at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR). The program was developed to address a concern over the low rate of retention held by African American males, who fall at the lowest tier demographically. Therefore, the program empowers, supports, and assists African American male students with retention and graduation at UALR. The aims of the program are to motivate student success by providing peer, faculty, and administrative mentorship. In addition, AAMI provides academic and personal success workshops geared towards helping participants navigate the challenges associated with matriculating out of college as graduates.
AAMI’s coordinator, Harvell Howard, shares a laugh with some of the program’s peer success advisers (PSAs).