Black Male Initiative Summit - BMIS
The Black Male Initiative Summit (BMIS) is a free conference promoting leadership and academic achievement among Black male students in 8th through 12th grades. School leaders from across the Denver metro area are asked to nominate students to the conference who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities and personal characteristics of excellence. BMIS offers engaging and interactive workshops led by Black men who are committed to helping Black male students become leaders and role models in their personal lives, schools, and communities. With emphases on high school completion, post-secondary education, and community involvement, BMIS aims to positively impact the development of its students' identities as Black males. While the organizational priorities and goals of BMIS are fixed, this program is open to anyone.
BMIS & BW-LEAD Scholars Program
The BMIS & BW-LEAD Scholars Program continues the conversations and momentum developed by BMIS and BW-LEAD in leadership, education, and Black identity. This expansion provides scholars the opportunity to connect with our program on a regular basis through events, workshops, and visits to various Colorado companies, the University of Denver, and other four-year institutions. With a focus on exploring careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the Scholars Program helps students discover what it takes to be academically successful while developing a STEM identity. While the organizational priorities and goals of BMIS & BW-LEAD Scholars Program are fixed, this program is open to anyone.