Annoucement: 2013 Annual Conference Has Been Postponed

WEASSP LogoDear WEASSP members, partners and friends,

after appropiate deliberation the WEASSP Board has decided to suspend our 2013 Conference and dedicate this time to work deeper in our 5 Year Plan.

As announced in 2011, the Organization  started a 5 Year Plan process in order to better respond to the changing and challenging needs in the Educational system in Wisconsin as well as to find new and more effective ways to better serve our membership during and beyond the Annual Conference.

Initially the Board had decided not to have a conference in 2012, however, a survey indicated that our membership would prefer to have an event and we decided to have our first One Day Workshop event in Country Springs.

As work for 2013 got on the way, the Board has realized that it is time for re-organization and improvement, so we had to make a decision about where concentrate our time and focus since the Annual Conference is rather time consuming.

This decision only applies to 2013, the goal of the Board is to held our Annual Conference in 2014 after being able to dedicated time an effort to our immediate improvement goals.

WEASSP will continue as an organization and will use the resources we have been developing for the last two years to better approach and serve our membership through our website and Social Media channels.

Please feel free to ask any questions or send us your feedback, your opinion is very important to us.

Carlos A. Frick

WEASSP President


Feel free to email us using the following form:

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2012 Conference Keynote Speaker: Michelle Bryant

C. Michelle Bryant, Executive Director for Afro World Enterprises, Ltd., leads the organizations efforts to promote and share the culture, heritage and interests of all people of African descent with the global community. Providing awareness and education on issues of critical importance to the development of healthy families and individuals within the community, the organization’s signature event is African World Festival. Invited to the White House, by the Office of Public Engagement, Michelle is actively engaged in both national and local issues.

Working for more than 16 years with city, county and state agencies, she provides ongoing training and consultation around diversity issues and their impact on the workplace.  Bryant has also accumulated a solid portfolio of private sector businesses and organizations that have trusted her to help assist them in the development of training, seminars, and materials to address issues of Human Resource Management, Affirmative Action, Transgender Work Policies, Diversity, and Cross Cultural Communication.

Bryant, a former Chief of Staff with the Wisconsin State Senate, frequently appears on local talk radio and is a strong community advocate committed to social change.  Other positions have included Faculty Member with the National Center for Progressive Leadership, facilitator, policy analyst, community outreach director, social worker and a unit case manager.  A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she believes that we all have a social footprint and that belief guides her steps.  Born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in New York, Bryant likes to say that she has been given the best of both worlds: Southern pragmatism and Northern tenacity.  She uses that common sense approach to champion the issues that will move the community forward.


2012 Adult Conference Registration Form

Join us in an engaging and informational opportunity to empower yourself to: 

Advocate for Your child 

Communicate Effectively with Your Child 

Gain Awareness of Internet Safety 

Read with Your Child 

Competently Compute with Your Child 

Go Back to College

Finance Your Student’s and Your Education 


Conference fee of $75.00 includes Workshop Sessions, Keynote Speaker, Continental Breakfast & Luncheon. 

Register early… Space is limited. Complete and mail the attached Parent Registration Form. Registration questions? 

Contact: Tanisha Kirkwood


2113 N Wisconsin Street

Racine, WI 53402


Scholarship Recipients

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Dante Gutter

Dante GutterHigh School: Bradley Tech and Trade High School – Milwaukee, WI
Post-Secondary Plans: Wisconsin Lutheran College (Freshman); Secondary Education with focus on Urban Education
Field of Study: I chose teaching because as a student I learned how powerful education can be. Several teachers made a positive difference in my life and I would like to do the same. I have also found that there is a shortage of minority males in the field of education and I would like to help change that.
Inspirations: I had three teachers who were particularly inspirational to me. Their teaching styles were different but they all had two things in common. They were passionate about the subjects they taught and they cared about the success of each of their students. They sparked my interest in becoming a teacher.
Message to WEASSP: : I am very grateful to WEASSP for this scholarship and their support of my education. It will help me to continue on my path to becoming a teacher and positive role model in an urban high school.



Susan Higgins

Susan Higgins
High School: Riverside University High School – Milwaukee, WI
Post-secondary Plans: University of Wisconsin-Madison (Freshman); International Studies/Pre-Law
Field of Study: I chose my field of study upon traveling to Hungary with AFS. I really connected with people of different cultures and I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the realm of international politics or have a solid foundation in current international issues. My inspiration for Pre-Law came from volunteering in social justice organizations, specifically in immigrant rights with the organization Voces de la Frontera
Inspirations: My biggest motivator was working with undocumented immigrant youth who often do not have the funds to continue their education. For me to continue my education is an honor and a privilege — that most people in the world do not have — and I must absorb knowledge and use my education to help others.
Message to WEASSP: Thank you for making it easier to continue my education. I cannot fully express my gratitude. Thank you!



Scholarships Requirements

To be eligible for a WEASSP scholarship students must:

  • Have attended a P5 school or participated in Wisconsin Title I programs.
  • Have participated in a minimum of four Wisconsin academic pre-college programs, which were at least one week in duration between the summer they entered 6th grade and the present. Students who participate in the same program for multiple years can count each year they participated as one of the four programs.
  • Be a senior at a regular or alternative public high school in Wisconsin with a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale or 4.0 on a 5.0 scale) in Core Academic Subjects. These include: English, foreign language, math, science, and social studies.
  • Be a Wisconsin resident.
  • Enroll as a full-time student at a post-secondary institution. (Minimum 12 credit hours).
  • Have attended school no less than 90% of the time during the first 3 1/2 years of high school.
  • Fully complete a WEASSP Scholarship Application. It must be postmarked by June 1st of a given year.
  • Relatives or officers, Board Members and Scholarship Committee members are not eligible for the scholarships.