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.
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.
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. 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 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 to school district administrators and board designee. Spaces are limited and are only open to individuals in these roles.