The 4A program exists to accelerate the completion of African American males in general studies degrees at BCCC through the providing of targeted academic support services.
Our services include but are not limited to academic advising, tutoring, workshops, mentoring programs, and a speaker series. We want our men to complete their degrees at an accelerated pace. Additionally we want to make sure that we are adhering to the principals of transformative education. We also offer limited financial support to students in the program with the aim of removing the barriers that often plague this group. The 4A program provides some assistance with books and transportation to make sure students are able to be in class and have the materials necessary to succeed in the classroom.
We encourage our students to never stop learning. Another piece of what we do is to create connections to four year institutions of higher learning. We want the 4A men to continue their education and to achieve success at the next level. We also provide enrichment activities to provide culturally informative experiences for our students.
This program is founded on the principal that if we support our students and provide them the necessary services and tools that we can make a significant change in the lives of our participants. It is my belief that this program will have a positive impact not just on their lives but on the community as well.