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Male Initiative Project (MIP) Student Conference

Male Initiative Project (MIP) Student Conference participantsRegistration is now closed for the upcoming April 24 event. Please contact us directly if you would like to be placed on a waitlist. 
The 14th Annual Male Initiative Project (MIP) Student Conference will take place on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, on DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus.
The theme of the 2019 conference is #FriendsNotFollowers, unpacking the concept of friendship as an action. Students will move past surface-level definitions of friendship and pursue a deeper understanding of friendship as a set of specific behaviors that include advocacy, brotherhood, responsibility and ally-ship. Students will be challenged to apply their new definition of friendship as an act of doing to an advocacy project addressing a topic of their choosing within their community. Each participating school will have the opportunity to present their community project to other high school students in a workshop at the upcoming CPS Young Men of Color Summit (YMCS) taking place in March 2019.
There will be opportunities for high school students to tour the DePaul University campus and participate in social and recreational activities as well. MIP conference attendance is free; however, high schools will have to secure their own bus transportation.    
Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Breakfast will begin at 8:45 am and our afternoon activities conclude at 3:30 pm. The conference will take place in the DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Space is limited; registration is required. High schools may bring up to 20 young men, all grades are welcome. Photo waivers will be collected upon arrival. 

2019 Male Initiative Project Conference - Tentative Agenda

8:45 am - 9:15 am .......... Registration and breakfast
9:30 am - 9:40 am .......... Welcome
9:45 am - 10:15 am ........ Session 1
10:30 am - 11:45 am ...... Session 2
12:00 pm - 12:40 pm ...... Lunch
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm ........ Session 3
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm .......... Session 4
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm .......... Afternoon activities
3:30 pm  .......................... Schools depart campus

If you would like more information about the 2019 MIP Student Conference, please contact Amanda Parada-Villatoro at 773-325-8347 or ​​​​​​​​