African American
Mutual Assistance Network, Inc.

Adding Links To Your Community's Chain Of Prosperity!

CEO and Founder
Cecil Adams, Jr.

Board Members
Cosalet Adams
Dwayne Adams
Tiffany Adams
Valjean Adams
Elverta Boone
James Puz
Bryaun Ka'Ren Proby
Marcus Tyler
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The Next Step Program-(NSP)

Our Mission

AAMAN is committed to giving at-risk children of low-income families the resources to realize the possibility of a successful and productive life. We believe the quality of the investment we make in them and their families will help to positively shape their future. These children represent the promise of accomplishing great things and deserve every opportunity to    fulfill that promise without restrictions. AAMAN inspires children to learn, adults to teach and     communities to move  forward together.

Ho-Chunk Nation "Bear Claw Juniors" Drummers at NSP on October 14, 2009
All Photos By: Kate Errthum

NSP is not your typical after school program. NSP serves 10th, 11th and 12th grade U.S. Students. NSP is a ten-week program with three-sessions that meet once per-week on each Wednesday.

·  First Session begins on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 and ends on Wednesday,
   May 19, 2010.
·  Second Session begins on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 and ends on Wednesday,
   July 28, 2010.
·  Third Session begins on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 and ends on Wednesday,
   October 6, 2010.

Students meet every Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Dinner is served at 5:00 P.M. and the program begins at 6:00 P.M.

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The student's unique learning environment is set on 43 acres of wooded land and housed in a 150-year-old refurbished and expanded log cabin, lovingly called "The Tarantula Arms". The Tarantula Arms is located in Houston County near Rushford, Minnesota. The facility is being provided by local Historian, Lecturer, and AAMAN Foundation Member, Donna Buckbee.

2003 Erik Daily: La Crosse Tribune

Students in the Next Step Program writing down goals in their Career Planning Portfolios; 2003

As part of NSP, students will learn about the importance of the environment and  nature. Students will experience the natural wonder of a rain fed pond, native plants, animals, farm life, majestic trees, and hands-on exposure to the wonders of nature while being introduced to diverse cultures, career choices and their Pathway to Higher Education.

Students will enjoy learning in our cozy indoor Study Lodge.

Students will also enjoy learning in our serene outdoor Study Tower.

The Next Step Program participating high schools will be pioneering new strategies to enhance academic success, improve recruitment, increase college admissions, reduce dropout rates and ensure the graduation of underrepresented students. AAMAN seeks to modify the traditional educational system to ensure that the Next Step Program adequately addresses knowledge objectives and learning outcomes from the academic curriculum, while also effectively encouraging the development of environmentally responsible values, attitudes and behaviors. Using an hands-on approach, this program examines how the integration of traditional indigenous cultural ideas with science learning outcomes, affects student learning and the development of the capacity for and willingness to actively participation in sustainable living practices.

AAMAN and associates is committed to serve U.S. underrepresented minorities, at-risk youth -
(any student needing special incentives) and talented/promising students by providing educational and career development challenges and employment opportunities after high school graduation through our Next Step Program-(NSP).

Our Next Step Program is designed to increase the probability that these individuals ultimately succeed in obtaining an AA or BA Degree in their chosen field, achieve gainful employment, and even attend Grad School. NSP provides educational and preparation supports at every stage of the program to prepare students for their higher educational journey and academic success.

To view NSP 2010 Schedule, click Here.

If you would like to be a Presenter, please apply Here.

For driving directions, click Here

To Support NSP click Here.

Students may Register Online at:

Call for a FREE lunch and Tour: 1-800-765-4050
Or Email:

Bear Claw Juniors Drummer Group's adult leader Ron Mallory
Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Ron's Granddaughters
Singers and Dancers

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