Male Initiative for Leadership and Education

Male Initiative for Leadership and Education at STCC (MILE) meeting in classroom

The Male Initiative for Leadership and Education, known by its acronym M.I.L.E. is a program 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 consists of 1:1 and group mentoring, skill-building workshops, community service, tutoring sessions, and advising.

The goals of the STCC MILE 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

MILE 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.

MILE 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 interested in learning more about the MILE Program, please complete the STCC MILE Participant Form.


Monday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Remote Operations
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: Remote Operations


Students interested in working with the program as a part-time Peer Tutor, or Work-study student, should contact the program office to get more information on these positions.

The Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), Suite 268
(413) 755-4437