Minority Male Leadership Initiative (M2M)
The Minority Male Leadership Initiative (M2M) provides leadership training, career counseling, tutoring, mentoring and opportunities for travel to senior level universities for program participants. The four-year project is designed to increase the graduation rates of African-American Males and is funded by a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.
The M2M program provides services that help empower students to take responsibility for achieving their academic and personal goals, so they may become leaders within their families and communities.
Located in Suite 147 of Bivins Hall on the Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center, the M2M program offers a wide range of support services to help African-American males:
- Succeed academically.
- Discover personal strengths, interests and motivation.
- Meet educational and career goals.
- Explore career interests and post-graduate options.
- Connect to available resources to lower or eliminate barriers that impede academic success.
- Become leaders within their families and communities.
The goals of the M2M program are to:
- Improve enrollment, GPA, graduation, retention and success rates of African-American male students.
- Empower African-American male students to take responsibility for achieving academic and personal goals.
- Eliminate external barriers to success.
- Encourage student support systems to foster student success.
M2M students have access to career counseling, tutoring and other services. Dr. Shakira Cain is the director of the M2M program.