The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) was implemented by the University System of Georgia (USG) to increase retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) rates of African-American males attending USG colleges and universities. The AAMI program at the University of West Georgia is proving to be effective in improving retention rates for African-American males. The African-American Male Initiative here consists of AAMI First-Year Interest Groups (formerly learning communities), online freshmen orientation, peer mentoring, study hall sessions, Black Men Encouraging Success Today (BEST), Black Men With Initiative (BMWI), and a variety of educational and social programs. 

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AAMI Program
Center for Diversity & Inclusion

219 Row Hall, East Wing