Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement, reaches nearly 300 participants in its First Thursday’s Mentoring Program kickoff

October 24, 2019

Milwaukee Public Schools, Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement kicked off its First Thursday’s Mentoring Program on Thursday October 3rd, 2019 in the atrium of the Fiserv Forum. BLMA serves nearly 250 young men from 7 High Schools with their mentoring program, every 1st Thursday of the month from October – May. Students meet with mentors for a luncheon and discuss various life topics during the luncheon to help improve overall life outcomes and academic improvements. On top of the 250 students served, there were 75 community mentors that was there for the kick off as well. Guest speakers for the event included Mayor Tom Barrett and Bucks President, Peter Feigin. The group was also able to Skype into the annual meeting for the Black and Latino Caucus in Madison, WI to share the 12 Guiding Principles used by the department for its students. MENTOR Greater Milwaukee Executive Director was present to support the kick off and reinforce the value of mentorship.