ERIC Number: ED405409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Male Afterschool Program.
Dalton, Herbert F., Jr.
Through a program called the Minority Male Afterschool Program (MMAP), college students at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena (Mississippi) are working one-on-one with high school students. The MMAP is an enrichment program that encourages at-risk African American students aged 12 to 19 to complete high school and pursue postsecondary training and schooling. The MMAP serves about 100 students annually from 3 schools in the Mississippi delta where the average income is about one-third the national average. The primary program activity is providing mentoring and tutoring. College students spend 5 to 10 hours a week in their assigned schools working one-on-one, helping teachers, or meeting with groups of students. Mentors and tutors receive training in program goals and objectives. Schools in the Mississippi Delta face high obstacles with few resources, notably a low level of educational expenditures. The MMAP provides services that help counter the lack of resources and parent participation in Delta schools. The operation of the program in each of three schools and the role of Mississippi Valley State University in the MMAP are described. Profiles of some of the student and mentor participants show the positive impacts of the MMAP. The basic structure of the program can be exported to other schools and communities. Role model programs increase opportunities for at-risk students. (SLD)
Descriptors: After School Programs, College School Cooperation, College Students, High Risk Students, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Males, Mentors, Minority Groups, Role Models, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Tutoring
Plan for Social Excellence, Inc., 111 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 (first copy complimentary; contact publisher for quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Plan for Social Excellence, Inc., Mt. Kisco, NY.