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ERIC Number: EJ873964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Brother to Brother: Success for African-American Males
Henningsen, Stephanie
Community College Journal, v76 n1 p44-45 Aug-Sep 2005
This article discusses Brother to Brother, a program designed to help African-American men stay in college and graduate. St. Petersburg College formed this program seven years ago as a means not only of recruiting male African-American students, but also to identify issues that cause them to be at risk for dropping out and to use retention strategies to help them stay in school and graduate. Students in the program focus on issues such as time and financial management, and attend seminars on male/female relationships, police interaction, and conflict resolution. In addition, students in the program take tours of colleges and universities, and work together to plan and run a campus talent show. The program offers participants services such as a textbook/equipment lending library, tutoring in certain subject areas, career planning, assistance in locating campus resources, visits to four-year colleges/universities, and early registration and academic advising. The program's activities are funded through the college's Minority Activity Fund, while its administrative costs are funded through the college's Office of Special Programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida