ERIC Number: ED295691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Oct
Partners in Education: Black Student Opportunity Program.
Phillips, Roy G.
A description is provided of the Urban League's Education Initiative Project, a cooperative effort involving Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) and feeder high schools in activities designed to raise the aspirations of black high school students, motivate them to enroll and succeed in college preparatory courses, facilitate the flow of students from high school to MDCC to a four-year university, and finance the college education of successful students. Section I provides an introduction to the project, as well as information on the problem of underachievement among black students in Miami, the goals of the project, the target student population, and the program design, implementation, and management. Sections II through IV focus on specific components of the project. Section II describes the Black Student Opportunity Mentor Program, which selected 75 mentors from a broad range of organizations and career groups to serve as positive reference group models. Section III highlights the Black Student Opportunity Scholarship Program, which rewards students financially for academic achievement in designated college preparatory courses. Finally, section IV examines the Black Student Opportunity Academic Preparation Program, which focuses on the development of students' self-management skills and of an educational and personal development plan, while providing instructional support. (MDB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll. District, FL.
Note: Prepared in cooperation with the Dade County Public Schools, the United Teachers of Dade, the Urban League of Greater Miami, and the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation.