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African American Male Initiative - My Brother's Keeper

Honors College, Student Engagement

Academic Initiative

Groups Served
Collegiate

Program Website
Visit the Program Website

Contact Information
C. Bernard McCrary & Jacob English
cmccrary@gsu.edu; jacobenglish@gsu.edu
404-413-1590

Address
33 Gilmer Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Campus
Atlanta, Decatur

Funding

State Funding and the Honors College receives all funding for the program from State Farm and Dell.

Overview

The University System of Georgia’s (USG) African-American Male Initiative (AAMI®) is a system-wide initiative designed to increase the number of African-American males who complete their postsecondary education from any of the USG institutions. Its mission is to provide an integrated program model of academic and social tools that support students around adopting a positive mindset to successfully complete classes, elevate their cumulative GPAs, matriculate through each academic level and graduate.

Benefits

My Brother’s Keeper is a partnership between Black Student Achievement and the Honors College. Students may gain student assistant work positions, adult and peer mentoring, internships, University Assistantships.

Supplemental Materials

Not Applicable

Discipline Focus
Not discipline specific (University-Wide)

Diversity Group ( Social Identity)
Gender, Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnic Group
Black, Gender

Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2018

Number Served
0-50

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

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Self-efficacy Emphasis

Through adult and peer mentoring opportunities with Civic Partner 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

Acknowledgement/Affirmation of Identity, Strengths, Needs

Adult and peer mentoring sessions. Workshops designed specifically for Black male that focus on identity development.

Examples of Inclusionary Practices and Activities

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Events provide opportunities for participants to discuss their lived experiences.

Evaluation Methods

external review/evaluation, annual performance report, program survey(s)

Anticipated Participant Outcomes

attendance, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),mentoring program alumni

Outcome Milestones

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Key Performance Indicators

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Program, Initiative, Policy or Sponsored Award Category

Priority 1: Academic Initiative

Established
08/01/2018

Number Served
0-50

Research Components and Activities

Program sponsored (in-house) professional development sessions/ coursework (e.g., workshops, test preparation, mini-courses, specialized course, conference presentations, resume/cv building, tutoring, professional development etiquette

Additional Research Components, Roles and Responsibilities

“…”

Please describe how your program addresses self-efficacy (one's beliefs in their own ability to execute behaviors necessary to perform) in its participants?

Through adult and peer mentoring opportunities with Civic Partner 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

How does your program acknowledge or affirm individuals’ different identities, strengths, or needs?

Adult and peer mentoring sessions. Workshops designed specifically for Black male that focus on identity development.

Inclusionary practices/activities utilized in your program:

Structured Dialogues and Interactions (e.g. lab discussions, one-on-one sessions, virtual dialogues), Creation of a Safe space/ climate/environment

Participant Empowerment

Coaching, Mentoring opportunities

Mentoring Components

Mentors are peers of program participants (near-peer, tiered peer, etc.), Mentors provide regular scheduled meetings with mentees, Mentors provide psychological and or emotional support, Mentors provide support with goal setting and or career planning, Mentees are allowed to attend events with mentors (i.e., dinners, social events, conferences, retreats), Mentors provide mentees with access to academic resources (e.g. precollegiate/collegiate/graduate/postdoc/ faculty training; standardized test preparation; writing workshops, research workshops, tenure and promotion information), Mentor recognizes the value of the mentee. (i.e., co-authorship, graduate school/employment references)

Opportunities to Privilege Voice

Events provide opportunities for participants to discuss their lived experiences.

Evaluation methods are used to substantiate the program’s outcomes:

external review/evaluation, annual performance report, program survey(s)

Anticipated participant outcomes for your program:

attendance, earning a degree, obtaining employment (industry or other sector),mentoring program alumni