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Black Male College Explorers Program


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.

High schools are asked to identify “At-Risk” black males in grades 7th-11th. A team of school and community leaders are required to provide supportive services for the student during the regular year. FAMU provides six (6) weeks of highly concentrated developmental experiences designed specifically for black males during the summer. An appropriate number of black male college and high school teachers are hired to teach subjects that include English, Mathematics, General Science, Art, African American Studies and Computer Sciences. Personal Development activities are provided through weekly seminars, workshops and motivational trips.


A high school black male; An 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;


Students selected by participating schools must pay a ($300.00) Three Hundred Dollar Registration Fee.

Non Participating School: Tuition options include:

1. For in-state students outside of Leon County -$1,700.00.

2. For Leon County students - $1,600.00.

3. For out-of-state students - $1,600.00 and transportation cost.


The program includes transportation to and from the campus, lodging, food, books, classroom materials and a weekly (*$25) stipend is 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.

*Based on good behavior and academic achievement. Fee(s) are subject to change without notice.

For Program Application Form, please click here.

Contact Info

Florida A&M University
College of Education
Black Male College Explorers Program
302 Gore Education Center - Unit-B
Tallahassee, Florida 32307-4900
Voice: (850) 561-2407 or 561-2408
Fax: (850) 599-8098

Contact Info

501 Orr Drive
GEC-A 300
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)561-2989
F: (850)561-2211