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High school students participating in the Male Initiative Project (MIP) Conference in 2016

#ChiBoyBrilliance - 2018 MIP Student Conference

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Place: DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield
DePaul's Center for Access and Attainment is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Male Initiative Project (MIP) Student Conference. The 2018 conference theme is #ChiBoyBrilliance, celebrating black and brown male youth and empowering students to control the social narratives regarding their communities.
  • Students will learn about social narratives and the power that stems from telling one’s own story. 
  • Students will be challenged to identify a social narrative that they wish to flip and will work in groups to design a project to spread this new narrative to the larger community.  
MIP 2018 Keynote Speaker Vondale Singleton
The conference will take place at the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield, 
from 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Vondale E. Singleton Sr. founder of C.H.A.M.P.S. Male Mentoring Program, will be the Keynote speaker for the 2018 event. Read his bio for more information.

DePaul faculty, staff, and students will serve as MIP workshop facilitators. In addition to workshops, there will be opportunities for students to tour DePaul and participate in social and recreational activities on campus. While the event is free, schools will have to secure their own bus transportation.

Registration is now  CLOSED, the program is FULL. Schools that are on the waiting list will be contacted shortly.

All students attending the MIP conference need to have a parent/guardian complete and sign a DePaul photo release waiver. Waivers will be collected when students arrive at the DePaul Student Center on February 2.
Student groups attending the 2018 MIP conference will have the opportunity to present their community projects at the CPS Young Men of Color Summit taking place in March 2018.

Tentative Conference Timeline

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. .......... Registration and breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. .......... Welcome
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. ........ Keynote speaker and group activity
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. ...... Breakout session 1
12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. ...... Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ........ Breakout session 2
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. .......... Closing session
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. .......... Afternoon activities (campus tour, open mic, D-Men Challenge, basketball)
3:30 p.m.  .......................... Schools depart campus

​​If you would like more information about the MIP Conference 2018, please contact Amanda Parada-Villatoro at (773) 325-8347 or​