AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: The BlueWave MILE (Male Initiative on Leadership and Excellence)

Program Name

The BlueWave MILE (Male Initiative on Leadership and Excellence) 

Submitter

Erica Mack 

First Name

Erica 

Last Name

Mack 

Contact Title

Counselor Coordinator 

College

Florida State College at Jacksonville 

Address

101 West State Street 

Address 2

 

City

Jacksonville 

State

FL 

Zip

32202 

Email

erica.mack@fscj.edu 

Phone

(904)632-3038 

Phone Ext

 

Fax

(904)633-8427 

Program URL

 

Program Description

The FSCJ BlueWave MILE (Male Initiative on Leadership and Excellence)is geared toward providing mentorship and leadership capacity building for men of color.  The program is focused on supporting minority men as they work to complete the educational and career goals.  The BlueWave MILE provides: mentorship, transformative learning excursions, service learning projects, leadership development seminars, networking opportunities, and resources for academic and professional growth.  

Program Services

Mentoring; Service/Community Learning Opportunities; Leadership and Professional Development 

Program Start Month

September 

Program Start Year

2013 

Current Number of Students

12 

Program Initiated

The program was iniatiated based on need.  Through research and analysis, the college discovered the disparity in degree attainment in African American male students in relation to men of other racial backgrounds, and African American women. 

Program Funded

Although the program is not funded, the BlueWave MILE continues to look for financial resources to grow the program. 

College President and Administrators Involvement

The executive level college leadership has been very supportive of the program and continues to assist the BlueWave MILE Minority Male Iniatiative flourish.  Our college administrators have been similarly supportive of the program and helps us by referring eligible students, and providing us with new ideas to grow the program. 

Program Success Story

Ever since I join the [Blue Mile Wave] program I had grown a lot of experience in testimonial story’s, inspiring knowledge different view points on many subjects. It was a time where I could be herd where my opinion counts and means something to other people. I’m glad to be in this program.

-John Bailey
Attachments
ProgramBrochure.docx    
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Last modified at 5/28/2015 1:08 PM  by KEVIN CHRISTIAN 
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