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    What is the "Aiming for the Stars" Competition?

    The African American Male Academic Bowl "Aiming for the Stars" Competition originated as a joint venture between Dimension U, Comets, Project Still I Rise, Inc. and the University of Texas at Dallas and other community partners to engage African American boys in an all-out, dynamic academic competition.

    Each year through the African American Male Academic Bowl "Aiming for the Stars" Competition, we hope to:

    • Promote academic achievement among African American males.
    • Encourage African American youth to continue to excel in their educational endeavors.
    • Encourage teamwork, peer mentoring, accountability, and learning through academic competitive measures among African American male youth and adult mentors.
    • Increase male mentoring relationships with young African American males inside and outside the classroom environment.
    • Counteract the negative images of African American male youth in all aspects of the media.
    • Impact time learning outside of school for African American males from underrepresented communities.

    Since its inception, this annual event has included hundreds of participating boys that not only represent North Texas middle schools, but also numerous local community groups, faith-based organizations, and greek-lettered auxiliary young groups. With the support and partnerships of local businesses, each year our academic champions and their team coaches are awarded featured prizes.

    This year's "Aiming for the Stars" Competition will offer young men from 6th to 8th grade the opportunity to compete in a team-based competition. The teams will earn collective points by participating in the following competition components - jeopardy-style academic quiz bowl, MathCounts™.

    Each competition component is outlined thoroughly in information packet sent electronically all to participants. the packet will model a scoring rubrics to our registered teams and coaches.

    Our Values


    MISSION: This event targets participation from Black/African American male students within all Texas independent school districts. The event will engage 6th through 8th young men throughout North Texas in a dynamic and enlightening academic competition.

    UTD’s response to COVID-19 protocols.

    AFFILIATES

    Proud to be partnering with these great organizations


    Jackson State University

    Jackson State University

    Project Still I Rise

    Project Still I Rise

    UT Dallas

    University of Texas Dallas

    UT Dallas

    Erik Johnsson School of Engineering and Computer Science

    800 W. Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080-3021
    https://engineering.utdallas.edu/

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Thank You for Your Interest in Supporting the “Aiming for the Stars” Competition.

    Diamond

    • Official event signature partner with exclusive event naming privileges

    • Event marketed as [Your Company] AAMAB

    • Exclusive branding on AAMAB website and related media

    • Name featured in dominate position on ALL related print materials and literature including, but not limited to exclusive AAMAB t-shirt.

    • Exclusive sponsor of award presentation for AAMAB winning and placing teams.

    • Exclusive VIP event host.

    • Option scholarship up to 7 teams.

    Platinum

    • Name and logo featured in dominate position on all promotional items including posters and flyers to be placed in high traffic areas (i.e., retail outlets, restaurants)

    • Branding banner on AAMAB website and related media.

    • Name mentioned on Public Service Announcements.

    • Option to scholarship up to 4 teams.

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    Gold

    • Name and logo featured in secondary position on all promotional items, including but not limited to AAMAB website, press releases, and event print material.

    • Name featured on event t-shirt provided to event participants and organizers.

    • Option to scholarship up to 3 teams.

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    Silver

    • Name and logo featured in tertiary position on all promotional items including, but not limited to event print materials.

    • Option to scholarship up to 2 teams.

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    Bronze

    • Name featured on AAMAB website, specific promotional items, and other related media.

    • Option to scholarship up to 2 teams.

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    Individual

    • We welcome gifts of all amounts.

    • 100% of donations go the support and success of the ‘Aiming for the Stars” Competition.

    • Option to scholarship up to 2 teams.

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    TEAM REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

    Due to the overwhelming number or team registrations, we are no longer accepting team entries for the upcoming competition on February 26th, 2022. Those teams who have successfully entered are eligible to participate but can not add any more teams or participants to their teams. There are no substitutions on the day of this event. We look forward to a great year of competition and wish every team the best of luck!!

    VOLUNTEER

    Come Join Our Team

    To sign up as a volunteer complete the form below and click Submit. Questions, please email Tanisha Shorter at info@aamab.org


    Volunteer Sign-Up

    Complete the form below.
    Please note: Although you are choosing an area of interest to volunteer, your choice may change according to the needs of the event.

    FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

    CONTACT US

    Event Coordinator: David Robinson Jr.

    800 W. Campbell Rd.
    Richardson, TX. 75080

    972-883-3566

    info@aamab.org

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