Black Male College Explorers
The goals of the program are to increase the amount of black males graduating from high school, facilitate their admission to college, and significantly increase their chances of earning a college degree.
The Black Male College Explorers Program is an At-Risk prevention/intervention program designed specifically to prevent black males from dropping out of high school; facilitate their admission to college and significantly increase their chances of earning a college degree.
Middle and high schools from Tallahassee and cities throughout Florida are selected for participation. Participating schools are asked to identify at-risk males enrolled in grades 7th through 11th. A team of school and community leaders are required to provide “supportive services for the students” during the academic year.
Florida A&M University provides six weeks of highly concentrated developmental experiences designed specifically for black males during the summer. Courses include several of academic subjects, such as English, Mathematics, General Science, Art, African American Studies, Computer Sciences and Foreign Language, weekly character education seminars, workshops and motivational trips, during the summer. A weekly stipend is also provided.
A high school black male; A 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student at the beginning of the summer session; A depressed grade point average that does not adequately represent the potential of the student; A history of disciplinary problems or the propensity to display irregular behavior; An expressed interest in the program; Any unique situation/problem that makes a student potentially at-risk. Willingness to consider post-secondary education after high school;
COST: (Participants cost may vary)
Participating Schools: Students selected by participating schools must pay a three hundred dollars ($300.00) Registration Fee.
Non-Participating School: Tuition options include:
1. For in-state students outside of Leon County - $2,500.00.
2. For Leon County students - $1,700.00.
3. For out-of-state students' - $2,500.00 and transportation cost.
Students Selected for Sponsorship
The program includes transportation to and from the campus of Florida A&M University, lodging, food, books, classroom materials, and a weekly ($25) stipend, which are provided at no cost to the students selected for sponsorship. Other students may be included if parents or local community organization(s) sponsor them.
The entire APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED “NO EXECPTION” and mailed with an official copy of student transcript.
Fee(s) are subject to change without notice.
Florida A&M University
College of Education
Black Male College Explorers Program
501 Orr Drive, GEC-C Suite 305
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4900
Voice: (850) 561-2407 or 561-2408
Fax: (850) 599-8098