You are here

RUSD Students Attend First African American Female Institute


Roughly 50 Racine Unified 9th graders got the opportunity to attend AAFI, the first African American Female Institute.

The theme was Focus on Self. The girls participated in workshops entitled Self Being During Your Journey, What is Your Vision? and financial literacy.

The girls stayed at Concordia College in Mequon. During the 4-day program, they attended several field trips including Miller Coors and the Medical College of Wisconsin. They also had the opportunity to participate in a cookout and wellness activities.

The culminating event took place on Friday, June 29. It was a "Speed Meeting" gathering with over 100 successful African American women who engaged in rounds of discussions with the girls regarding career and career pathways. 

RUSD had the largest representation of all school districts participating!