About the Institute
The African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute (AHESLI) is a leadership opportunity for Black, high school, college students, and K-12 school staff. The institute promotes higher education, career exploration, and job opportunities for students.
The African Heritage Emerging Student Leaders Institute (AHESLI) was created in 2015 as a response to the needs of Black/African American students in Northeast Wisconsin. It is a leadership opportunity for Black high school, college students, and K-12 school staff. AHESLI promotes higher education, career exploration, and job opportunities for students. The institute occurs in February.
High School Student leaders are involved in culturally relevant learning experiences that empower them to be successful at schools in predominantly white communities. As scholars, they are exposed to college admission, career exploration, and identity development workshops. Conference participants engage in interactive activities. School District Administration can click to access sponsorship information.
College Student leaders will engage in interactive and hands-on workshops on living, studying and engaging in predominantly schools and communities. AHESLI leaders will have the opportunities to meet with peers from surrounding college and also network with Black professionals from the community. Workshop sessions include: Black Identities & Academic Excellence, Countering Stereotypes at PWIS & PWCs and Connecting with Your Voices.
K-12 Educators are invited to join us for an evening of engaging workshops focusing on strategies that critically engage Black/African American students. .We recommend that educators from school districts attend different sessions so they can exchange ideas from workshops attended. Register early as all workshops are capped. Refreshments and handouts will be provided. We are dedicated to supporting local school districts in achieving success for Black/African American students. This session is on Thursday, Feb. 15.
College & University Admission Recruiters are invited to participate in a college fair that targets various grade levels on specific days. AHESLI is for you if your institution is interested in recruiting and retaining Black/African American students for undergraduate and graduate opportunities.
Corporate Partners are invited to meet and interview Black/African American college students with the intent to hire them for career or meaningful internship opportunities.
Call To 100 African American Professionals
African American Professionals from Northeast WI have the opportunity to attend lunch with Institute attendees.
ATTENDING COLLEGES – 2018 COLLEGE FAIR