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NorthSTAR - UNG's African American Male Initiative

The NorthSTAR program supports the educational and professional aspirations of African American men at the University of North Georgia. NorthSTAR was developed to help forward the University System of Georgia’s African American Male Initiative (AAMI), which is committed to significantly increasing the graduation rates and number of degrees conferred upon African American men.

NorthSTAR leverages the resources to provide African American men with identity development, cultural guardianship and experiential learning opportunities.

In order to participate in NorthSTAR, you must be the following:

  • African American/Black Male
  • Associate Degree-Seeking Student
  • Bachelor Degree-Seeking Student


Our mission is to support and cultivate a community of scholars and develop them as leaders and change agents in their respective fields. NorthSTAR aims to fulfill AAMI’s mission to provide a program model of academic and social instruments that allow students to successfully matriculate through the completion of their classes and elevate their semester and cumulative GPAs leading to graduation from the University of North Georgia.

Spring 2021 Program Activities





Goals of AAMI:

Academic Skills Enrichment

Supports AAMI students in achieving their academic goals through a range of both personalized and campus-wide initiatives that foster self-regulated learning, enhances academic skills and provides exemplary academic support programs and services

Student Support Services

Makes internal and external resources available and provides information and learning tools to enhance academic and social success

Adult and Peer Mentoring

Connects AAMI students to vetted adults and peers who encourage achievement and foster positive attitudes and a sense of belonging through personal and academic support, cultivating professional development

Leadership Development

Provides multifaceted professional and soft skills forums to help develop and strengthen leadership and career readiness skills

Benefits of AAMI:


As a participant of the NorthSTAR: AAMI Program, you will be provided tutoring through has professional, expert tutors available in more than 250 subjects. View the list of available subjects online.

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Username: your UNG email address 
Password: Contact AAMI Staff for Password


Wade Manora, Jr., Interim Director
Office of Multicultural Student Affairs

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