Hooks African American Male Initiative

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HAAMI News and Updates

Academic Progress Reports Due 10/27/2017!

Upcoming Events

For additional upcoming and past HAAMI events and materials visit the HAAMI events page through the navigation menu on the left.

October haami sessions: Academic Success

Academic Success Session #1

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Rose Theatre Side Lobby, Room 115

Fredrika Crowley: CARES Program, Sheron Davenport: Student Success Program, Ladrica Menson-Furr: Academic Advisor,
Kerry Johnson: HAAMI Member, Graduating Senior

Academic Success Session #2

Thursday, October 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 3:00  pm. UC Shelby Room #342

Dell McAtee: CARES Program; Melvyn Harding: Student Success Program

HAAMI Community Awareness Experience

Play: Fetch Clay, Make Man

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Hattiloo Theatre, 37 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN

Discussion leaders:
David Rose, Hanif Akinyemi and Dr. Darron Smith


The Hooks African American Male Initiative (HAAMI) focuses on improving the retention and graduation rates of African American males attending the University of Memphis by enriching each students' academic, personal, and social development.

why join haami?

Supporting & Guiding Students to College Graduation

  • Enriching student academic, personal, and social development
  • Career readiness
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Monthly resource and information sessions
  • Peer fellowship and support
  • Special events & more!

Enrollment in HAAMI takes place at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Click here to apply for the HAAMI program.

see what haami can do for you!

Monthly Group Sessions

In monthly group sessions, HAAMI participants learn career, personal, and life skills from university faculty and staff as well as business leaders. Session presentations include topics such as university support resources, mental health, student loan debt, internship, professional etiquette, and job readiness. Mentoring and individual coaching, special events, and peer fellowship and support are additional components of HAAMI.