University of Texas at Dallas

Our annual "Aiming for the Stars" Competition will consist of three separate, team point-based
components. Each participating team will have the opportunity to accumulate points as they test their trivia
knowledge in our jeopardy-style academic quiz bowl, as well as, flex their mathematical muscles in the
MathCounts™ rounds. And last, but certainly not least, each team will demonstrate their creative and
leadership skills during the newly, revised engineering design round. All points will be documented and
calculated to reward our top champions with featured prizes.

University of Texas at Dallas
800 W Campbell Rd., Richardson, TX 75080
972-883-3566

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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 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.

    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 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.

    Each competition component is outlined thoroughly in provided study guide for all participants. We will provide a scoring rubrics to our registered teams and coaches.

    Our Values


    MISSION: Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Project Still I Rise, Inc., Senator Royce West’s Office and University of Texas at Dallas, along with other community partners, are planning for the 2020 African American Male Academic Bowl. This event targets participation from 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.


    AFFILIATES

    Proud to be partnering with these great organizations


    AT&T

    AT&T

    Dallas County Community College District

    Dallas County Community College District

    Dallas Independent School District

    Dallas Independent School District



    Fort Worth Independent School District

    Fort Worth Independent School District

    Jackson State University

    Jackson State University

    McDonalds

    McDonald's



    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    Project Still I Rise

    Project Still I Rise

    State Senate of Texas

    State Senate of Texas



    Lockheed Martin

    Lockheed Martin

    NSBE LM Professionals AERO

    NSBE LM Professionals AERO

    UT Dallas

    University of Texas Dallas

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Thank You for Your Interest in Supporting the “Aiming for the Stars” Competition 2020.

    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 individual 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 radio and television talk shows including 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 individual 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.

    • Receive special partnership admission to the VIP reception.

    • Option to scholarship up to 2 individual teams.

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    Bronze

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

    • Receive special partnership admission to the VIP reception.

    • Option to scholarship up to 2 individual 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 2020.

    • Option to scholarship up to 2 individual teams.

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    TEAM REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

    Due to the overwhelming number or team registrations, we are no longer accepting team entries for the upcoming competition on January 25th, 2020. 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

    View the list of volunteer positions and decide where you would like to help. To sign up as a volunteer complete the form below and click Submit. Questions, please email Tanisha Shorter at info@aamab.org


    Tournament Volunteers

    Tournament volunteers consist of:
    Moderator.
    Moderator will be responsible for introducing the tournament, reading the categories at the start of each round and reading the questions.
    Judge
    Judge will be responsible for adjudicating protests, tracking time and keeping score
    Score Runner/Proctor
    Score Runner/Proctor will be responsible for monitoring the room, tracking each round, and making sure the scores from each round are submitted to the Tournament’s scorekeeper an will assist with ensuring teams are in assigned rooms
    Computer Operator
    Computer Operator will be responsible for running competition software during tournament rounds.

    Logistics Volunteers

    Logistic volunteers consist of:
    Opening Session Guides
    Will assist with crowd control during session.
    Exit Room
    Will assist participants filling out surveys, hand out promotional items and final procedures for teams.
    Room Transition Coordinators
    Will escort teams to appropriate room and ensure competition rounds are starting and ending on time.
    Registration
    Will register teams and sponsors (if applicable). Hand out information pertaining to event.
    Lunch Crew
    Will assist with crowd control, help participants and coaches with lunches, assist with the flow of lunch lines and possibly distribute lunches.

    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.

    CONTACT US

    Event Coordinator: David Robinson Jr.

    800 W. Campbell Rd.
    Richardson, TX. 75080

    972-883-3566

    info@aamab.org

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