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My Brother's Keeper

  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County 225 W. Vine Street Milwaukee, WI 53212 (map)

Leading the Way Back to Love, Engagement and High Achievement for Boys and Young Men of Color


Districts that create the space for, surface and learn from the voices of boys and young men of color can eliminate the racial inequities and institutionalized practices that marginalize, criminalize and ostracize these students. Using Courageous Conversation, participants will examine ways to transform school systems into environments that nurture high-level engagement and achievement. 

Participants will critically examine the data, school culture and climate that, according to Garrett Albert Duncan, renders black boys as "Beyond Love". In this one-day seminar, administrators, teachers and student support leaders will take up the challenge to intensify the support and development of boys and young men of color, to become My Brother's Keeper.

**Completion of Beyond Diversity I is a prerequisite for this training.**

Participant Outcomes

As a result of attending this seminar, participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of the Black Male experience through the stories shared by the Black Male "Brain Trust" who will join participants in this day-long conversation.

  • gain an understanding of the unique circumstances facing Black Males in our society.

  • examine how societal patterns and experiences for Black Males plays out in schools.

  • explore ways in which school systems institutionalize practices that marginalize, and perhaps criminalize Black Males.

  • discover and examine ways to transform our school environments into places that nurture the spirit and foster high-level engagement and achievement of our lowest performing student population.

Standards Addressed

These networking meetings specifically address Wisconsin State Performance Plan (SPP),Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

Charlotte Danielson's Framework:

  • Domain 1 1a, 1b

  • Domain 2 2a, 2b, 2d

  • Domain 3 3a, 3c

  • Domain 4 4c, 4d, 4f


  • 1.6, 1.7, 1.9, 1.10, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2

InTasc Teaching Standards:

  • #1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9

Training Location


United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
225 W. Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Lodging Location

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The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N. 10th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: (414) 810-3350

A block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate at until Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (Booking Link - available after 01/01/20). Please reference Group Code "STAR0421" when making reservations to receive this special rate.

Fees and Registration

Registration is limited to 80 individuals and based on priority enrollment. Pre-registration is required.

Scholarships through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) will be applied to the registration fees for specific districts and/or or tribes that qualify.

  • For those agencies/organizations that do not qualify for a scholarship, the cost of holding this training seminar starts at $245/person, which covers lunch, instructional costs, staff time, and supplies.

  • For more information on fees or to determine if you qualify for a registration scholarship, please visit our website or go to the registration link for this training.

For additional questions regarding scholarship eligibility, contact Angie Balfe, Network Manager, at or (920) 236-0885.

Schedule Overview

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Provided)

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am Morning Seminar

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch (Provided)

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Seminar


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Melissa Moe
Training and Supports Project Coordinator,
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127

Earlier Event: March 24
Beyond Diversity II Seminar