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 Institute Strand
Students 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.
College Student Institute Strand
College students participate in interactive sessions. Workshop highlights include:
Colleges and Universities Admissions Recruiters
Institutions participate in a college fair to provide access to an audience of 400 Black/African American students from North Eastern Wisconsin in a structured, intimate setting. This institute is beneficial to colleges and universities who are committed to diversity and multiculturalism and are focused on recruiting and retaining students of color for undergraduate and graduate opportunities.
Have access 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. All professionals that are members of the Divine Nine are invited to attend and participated in a Divine Nine stroll.
Teacher Professional Development
We are dedicated to supporting local school districts in achieving success for Black/African American students. We are glad to offer our second annual professional development workshop for teachers. Spaces are limited and are only offered to teachers.
Superintendent Professional Development
Teachers can not implement change or infuse culturally relevant practices, without the support of district administration. We offer a workshop dedicated for school district administrators and board designee. Spaces are limited and are only open to individuals in these roles.
Thank you to our 2017 Partners
2017 AHESLI Faculty