Male Initiative for Leadership and Education at STCC (MILE)

 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 student’s 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 mentors
  • Engage students in workshops that will provide them with the skills they will need to be successful in the classroom

STCC - M.I.L.E. participants will be expected to meet with mentors four times per school year, outside of regularly scheduled meetings. Meetings will take place at a reserved location on the STCC campus, with some meetings being scheduled off campus for other projects related to the program.

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.

If you are a student interested in learning more about the STCC – M.I.L.E. Program, please contact:

James Lightfoot, Academic Advisor

Building 27/Room 206B

JHLightfoot@stcc.edu

413-755-4330

If you are a professional or faculty member interested in learning more about mentoring opportunities, please complete the STCC – M.I.L.E. Volunteer/Mentor Form