Male Mentoring Program

MMI Mentoring Program

The Male Mentoring Initiative Program is designed to support the educational, professional, and personal aspirations of male identified learners at Florida International University. Below is a weekly topic breakdown of the program’s curriculum.

Date Event Time
June 24  Week 1: Summer Kick Off 4 - 5 PM
July 1 Week 2: What does Manhood Mean to you? 4 - 5 PM
July 8 Week 3: MANaging Your Time, Expectations & Resources  3:30 - 5 PM
July 15 Week 4: The Masks We Live In  5 - 6 PM
July 22 Week 5: Step Up Bystander Intervention Training 4:30 - 6 PM
July 29 Week 6: MMI Recognition Ceremony 5 - 6 PM
Here is the Zoom link for all events  https://fiu.zoom.us/j/3059195817 

 

These Hands are Not For Hurting SLO Panther Prepared 1

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and MMI partners with the Women Resource Center to talk about how men can be active bystanders against sexual misconduct on University Campuses.

Men of Color Leadership Symposium

The Men of Color Leadership Symposium is a one day conference that is free to all FIU students. This event bring in professionals who will speak on their expertise and dive into a variety of topics for Male Identifying students Join us as we talk about Leadership, Identity, Mental and physical health and so much more. Click here for more information.

MMI Testimonials

  • Frederic Aurelien Junior 
    Frederic

     

    I worked as a student assistant for the Male Mentoring Initiative here at FIU during the 2018/2019 Fall and Spring semesters. In my time here, I've come to learn that when working for a department, it is not only about the mission statement of the program that matters most, but it is the leadership. The manifestation of a mission can only take life depending upon the heart and strength of its leaders. In the case of MMI, both the leadership and the mission of the program are one, which is why this program has been able to create a space for young men to thrive and help one another throughout their college experience.

    If I’m being honest, it doesn’t always feel like there are many powerful spaces built specifically for young men of color here on campus, and unless it’s a student run organization, you won’t find many ways to connect with people that look like you on campus. At MMI, the assistant director, Mr. Jaemin Robertson, makes it his duty to always go the extra mile. He goes beyond his responsibility of just being a good school advisor to his students and he becomes a really good friend. He makes it his duty to provide resources to young men within the program and in dedicating himself to that, he is always able to come up with new ideas that best benefit and reflect his students in the moment.

    When you're a part of this program, you get to experience events that you wouldn’t see anywhere else on campus, you get to connect with black and brown faculty members you may have never met before, you get to have your voice heard. I must thank Jaemin for seeing something in me and giving me the opportunity to help build this program with him during my short time there. The experience itself transformed me as an individual, and so I hope to see this program continue to grow and expand, reaching more students within the FIU community.

  • Joshua Lovo-Morales Sophmore 
    Joshua Lovo

    One day as I was walking to class I ran into this beautiful woman who asked me if I had a mentor. I told her I did not, and she immediately began telling me about the Male Mentoring initiative. It is an organization meant to advocate and lead young at risk minority men. I went to an information meeting and met two wonderful men Jaemin and Jeffrey. Here I was around a group of men willing to give up time in their day to mentor me. I was assigned a mentor named Frederic soon after our first meeting.  

    These men have been there for me every step of the way. I remember when I was homeless sleeping in my vehicle and telling my mother I was at my grandmother’s house, so she wouldn’t be worried. I remember washing up in the sinks of the bathroom before class. One of my mentors Jaemin Robertson soon picked up on the signs and got me connected with the director of housing who got me in a dorm the very next day. Now that I was in a dorm I had to find a way to pay for room and board.  

    Jaemin then told me that I qualified for a scholarship through the multicultural programs and services.  Jaemin also said that I had to maintain a certain GPA and began referring me to different tutoring services on campus. As time went on the B’s began to turn into A’s. I hope to pay it forward by using my voice to encourage others to take part in the same opportunities provided to me.

Events

January
14
Annual MLK commemorative breakfast to feature Donovan Livingston

The Department of Multicultural Programs [...]

March
12
Students discuss sexual assault in the LGBTQ community

According to the National Resource Center on Domestic [...]

April
4
An intimate look into the lives of trans elders

Milan is one of several subjects featured in “To Survive [...]

October
31
Win a $2,000 scholarship for fewer words than you text in a day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay [...]

January
17
April
7
Panthers find the rainbow in the middle of the pandemic storm

With the cancellation of 2020 PRIDE, students [...]

May
4
Can't stop, won't stop! LGBTQA Initiatives takes the party online

LGBTQA seniors shared an intimate chat [...]

June
17
Pulse Nightclub Vigil: 'We will not let hate win'

Alumnus Jerry Wright '12 was among the 49 victims of [...]


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Pulse Nightclub Vigil: 'We will not let hate win'

Alumnus Jerry Wright '12 was among the 49 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016. His parents joined the university community at this year's vigil [...]

Can't stop, won't stop! LGBTQA Initiatives takes the party online

LGBTQA seniors shared an intimate chat with Richard Blanco during his first-ever virtual keynote at Lavender ceremony.

Panthers find the rainbow in the middle of the pandemic storm

With the cancellation of 2020 PRIDE, students turn to a virtual celebration of inclusion.

One of the Exonerated Five speaks at Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast

Yusef Salaam talked above his wrongful conviction and incarceration and his current mission to give a voice to the marginalized.

FIU’s 2020 annual MLK commemorative celebration will feature Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five

MPAS will honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long celebration inspired by King’s lifelong [...]

An interview with Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five, keynote speaker at MLK Commemorative Breakfast

Salaam speaks candidly about the impact of the Netflix series "When They See Us", offers ways to improve [...]

Win a $2,000 scholarship for fewer words than you text in a day

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Scholarship is currently open. Students are encouraged to submit an original 500 word essay.

An intimate look into the lives of trans elders

Milan is one of several subjects featured in “To Survive on This Shore,” an exhibition of intimate portraits of transgender and gender nonconforming adults [...]

Students discuss sexual assault in the LGBTQ community

According to the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, 73 percent of LGBTQ-identified college students experience sexual harassment or assault [...]

Annual MLK commemorative breakfast to feature Donovan Livingston

The Department of Multicultural Programs and Services is honoring the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a month-long celebration [...]

Contact

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