Hooks African American Male Initiative
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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.