Minority Men United
Yorktown’s Minority Men United promotes academic and social responsibility, focusing on African American and Hispanic males. MMU encourages integrity, resilience, respect, and hard work among its members.
MMU holds quarterly meetings during the school day on a rotating basis. Meetings are planned and led by the MMU Leaders. Meetings take a variety of forms, including (but not limited to) motivational speakers, information about academic advancement, alumni panels, and team-building activities.
Want to become a member?
All African American and Hispanic males at Yorktown, and others who are interested, are invited to become members of MMU.
YHS Minority Men United
MMU Application — Due Monday 9/30/19
If you meet the requirements below, you should receive an invitation to apply to be a leader in Minority Men United by the end of September. If you feel you have strong leadership ability but do meet the GPA requirement, you can still apply and we will consider your application.
African American and Hispanic young men in 10th, 11th and 12th grades, or others who were involved in MMU last year, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are invited in the fall to apply to be a MMU Leader. MMU Leaders set an example of academic and social responsibility, plan meetings, create the vision for the group, and work with younger students to encourage and help them to achieve their best. As a sign of accomplishment and leadership, Minority Men United Leaders are given a tie to wear on the days of the quarterly meetings.
MMU, along with Sister Circle and Latinas Leading Tomorrow, is part of the umbrella group, Minority Student Achievement Network. MSAN “is a national coalition of school districts that have come together to study achievement gaps that exist between students of color and their white peers” (from the Minority Student Achievement Network website, http://msan.wceruw.org. In 1999, Arlington Public Schools was a founding member of MSAN and is now one of twenty-three districts from across the United States that participates in MSAN.
Want more information about MMU?
The YHS MMU Advisors are: Shari Benites, Rachel Sadauskas, Thor Young, Juan Peredo, Evan Glasier, Anne Stewart, and Nam Clark. Contact any of these staff members or email Shari Benites at firstname.lastname@example.org.