Because MAS serves 99% Black students from across the city of Milwaukee, we are committed to representing our students in our teaching staff as well as in the culture and celebrations we have within our school. Last week, Nov. 6th – 10th, students and staff celebrated HBCU (Historically Black College & University) Week with several activities. Throughout the week, academy leaders shared information about various HBCUs including staff and prominent celebrities who attended HBCUs. On Wednesday of this week, staff and students showed their HBCU Pride by wearing their HBCU gear. The week ended with a Divine 9 stroll during the high school lunch periods. All of the staff that are affiliated with a black fraternity or sorority got together to immerse our scholars in the HBCU experience.
The event was well-received by both the students and staff. Assistant Principal, Kim Peterson said she loved that MAS HBCU celebration. Since she is a graduate of an HBCU and a member of a Divine 9 sorority; she was ecstatic that MAS chose to spotlight the talent and tradition of her personal experience and many other professional African Americans. She thought it was an awesome opportunity for our students to be exposed to something greater and hopefully inspire the next generation of HBCU grads. Kumani Browne, a senior at MAS stated she had no idea there were so many MAS staff that were a part of the Divine 9. When they strolled in the lunchroom, she felt like she was on an actual HBCU campus. It was so captivating, and now she is interested in becoming an AKA. In the end, our scholars learned more about HBCUs and it motivated them to one day become an HBCU Grad!
Our current staff represent: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
Our current staff represent: Tennessee State University, Central State University, Lane College, Clark Atlanta University, Howard University, and Alabama State University