The African American Male Academic Bowl "Aiming for the Stars" Competition originated as a joint venture between Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Project Still I Rise, Inc., the Office of Senator Royce West, the University of Texas at Dallas and other community partners to engage African American boys in an all-out, dynamic academic competition.
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 3-tiered academic, team-based competition. The teams will earn collective points by participating in all three competition components - jeopardy-style academic quiz bowl, MathCounts™ and our newly, revised engineering design segment.
Please note: The University of Texas at Dallas Department of Community Engagement will not take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in the Compelling Why Success Sessions. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers K-12, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.
David Robinson Jr. , 972-883-4546
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