Date: March 2014
Time: 8:00am - 2:30pm
2012 First Place Winners
Boys & Girls Club
Students from different schools working together to create history collage
2012 Second Place Winners
Riverside High School
BKB5 is limited to the first 25 high school age teams! Early registration incentive applies.
Brief Overview of Event
The Annual Black Knowledge Bowl is an academic challenge offering high school aged students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of African American History, compete for team prizes, engage in cultural enrichment activities, and build their self-confidence. This years event is focused exclusively on High School aged teams of 3-5 players. Teams are required to have a teacher or adult leader complete and submit the registration from and fee. Once your team is registered, you will receive a confirmation packet, schedule for the day, competition rules and a study guide. The day-long event starts with breakfast and includes lunch, cultural enrichment activities and a concluding awards ceremony. The location generously offered by ManpowerGroup, will allow the students to experience a visit to one of Milwaukee's most exciting corporations.
Purpose of Event
To engage Greater Milwaukee youth in an academic competition in subject area of accomplishments African Americans so that they may be inspired and feed their minds of the rich history of their ancestors and the ancestors of their friends. The BKB4 also gives young people in Milwaukee the chance to grow intellectually, help their schools win prizes (should they win the competition), and bring about positive change in our community. It’s a grass roots effort to offset the problems that get so much coverage every day, from low achievement scores to dropout rates.
Description of Game
Questions used for the event originate from the Social Development Commission’s very own Black history game called Sankofa Story®, which translates to “go back and benefit”. The game covers a wide range of topics including Discovery & Industry, Education & Government, Leaders & Educators, Civil Rights & Law, Literature, the Performing Arts & Music, Milwaukee Black History, and Africa.
Expected Outcome of Event
The students who participate learn how important it is to study and experience positive peer competition. The latter translates into better relationships, an understanding of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, and the importance of tolerance and respect for others. In addition, they gain a broader knowledge and understanding range of contributions African Americans contributed to the history of our country.
To Register a team:
By Fax: Complete the registration form and fax to the Social Development Commission at 414.906.2707 to the attention of the Community Relations Department.
By Mail: Complete the registration form and mail to the Social Development Commission, 4041 N. Richards St., Milwaukee WI 53212, Attention: Diane Robinson
Interested in volunteering:
Complete volunteer interest form and submit as directed.
Thanks to our Sponsors who helped to made the 2013 event the best ever!
Thank you for your consideration in taking part in this event next year.