YAAA Career Connections

New Haven/Yale Golf Program

The Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA) in conjunction with The First Tee of Connecticut and The Yale Golf Course continues to offer middle school students to learn the game of golf. The First Tee curriculum focuses on teaching character education and it’s “Nine Core Values” (honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, and judgment).

New Residential College

On April 27th, President Peter Salovey announced the names of Yale’s new residential colleges. The northern-most college, located closest to Science Park, will be named after Pauline (Pauli) Murray, a life-long civil rights activist and Yale Alumna. This decision marks a major turning point in the academy’s history and reflects the cultural diversity of the present-day Yale campus. 

Prepare Now For Your Child's Future Recap

In April the YAAA hosted Prepare Now For Your Child’s Future with Dr. Steve Perry. The speaker series event focused on the importance of providing viable learning opportunities for all children. Dr. Perry’s message also centered around hope, personal expectations, mobilizing communities, generational change, and inclusivity for diverse communities; with a special focus on African American and Latino children.