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Learn how the University of Central Florida is leading the way in building a community that creates pathways to success for men of color.
Approaches to retaining men of color are never single-pronged. Successful strategies might encompass academic skill development just as much as social-emotional development. The University of Central Florida’s Multicultural Academic and Support Services (MASS) initiative is especially notable as a retention strategy for men of color, because it tackles 5 different components of development – including leadership development.
Join us online to learn more about UCF’s MASS Initiative, which has increased retention for African American and Hispanic students from 85% to 91% over a 10-year period. You will learn the various elements of a successful retention strategy to help you customize your own approach, and you’ll hear first-hand from a student how the program has helped him.
To help you identify the most critical components for your co-curricular retention program, we will cover all five pillars that underpin UCF’s two programs (Brother 2 Brother and Collegiate Male Institute):
- Academic Skill Enrichment – Students benefit from success planning to help them develop effective study habits.
- Mentoring – Students serve as both mentees and mentors to create a sense of belonging.
- Leadership Development – Students become leaders through events like professional panels.
- Career Exploration and Preparation – Program representatives partner with Career Services to provide networking receptions that aid in career preparation.
- Social Justice and Advocacy – Students achieve social enrichment and promotion of mental health.
You’ll leave with tips for how to start a similar program on your campus.
Who should attend?
This webcast will benefit VPs of Student Success, Directors of Retention, and anyone involved in managing or coordinating co-curricular retention programs for men of color.
If you are interested in learning more about how to ensure success for men of color, attend this webcast and receive an additional $100 off our conference, Comprehensive Student Retention Strategies for Men of Color.