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Male Initiative Project (MIP) for Middle Schools

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

#ChiBoyBrilliance - 2018 MIP Student Conference for Middle Schools

​Registration is now closed. Please check back for next year's event! 

DePaul's Center for Access and Attainment will once again host the Male Initiative Project (MIP) Student Conference for Middle Schools. The 2018 conference theme is #ChiBoyBrilliance, celebrating black and brown male youth.

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.

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. 

NOTE: All students who attend the MIP Conference for Middle Schools have to get their parent/guardian to sign a DePaul photo release waiver. We will collect all waivers at check-in on April 27.

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 (schools can choose one of the following: campus tour, D-Men Challenge, or basketball)
3:30 p.m.  .......................... Schools depart campus

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