Male Initiative for Leadership & Education at STCC
The STCC - M.I.L.E. program is designed to provide inclusive academic support, mentoring, and community engagement opportunities, to male students at STCC. Student participants will connect with professionals who will serve as mentors throughout the students time at the college. The program will consist of 1:1 and group mentoring, skill building workshops, Community service, tutoring sessions, and advising.
The goals of the STCC - M.I.L.E. program are to:
- Increase retention rates of Black and Latino males at STCC.
- Connect students with professionals and/or faculty to serve as mentors to students
- Engage the students in workshops that will provide them the skills they will need to be successful in the classroom.
The STCC - M.I.L.E. participants will - be expected to meet with mentors 4 times per school year, outside of regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings will take place at a reserved location on the STCC campus, with some meeting being scheduled off campus for other projects related to STCC M.I.L.E.
The STCC - M.I.L.E. participants will take part in monthly workshops covering topics such as: Multicultural Success in Higher Education, Professional Culture, Leadership in the 21st Century, Financial Management, Goal Setting, and Civic Engagement.