This program has three components.
1. Scholarships for high school students entering Seminole State following successful participation in the Young Men of Excellence program. The College partners with Seminole County Public Schools to share information on admission, career and academic programs, and financial aid.
2. Orientation programs designed to attract and support minority males entering Seminole State. During the standard Orientation times for community speakers, the minority males’ sections schedule community leaders whose personal backgrounds and career paths demonstrate the students’ potential for success.
3. Seminars and conference opportunities during the year. In the Fall, minority males gather for presentations by successful community members demonstrating business or career success. The Orlando Magic Youth Foundation offers ambassadors (former players) while the participants enjoy refreshments. Three students attended 2016 Black, Brown, and College Bound in Tampa to hear Gen. Colin Powell encourage them to reach their dreams.
4. H.O.P.E. Scholars are chosen from first generation and low-income students who benefit from positive, informative activities for themselves and their parents. The College assigns a Success Coach to guide them through admissions, registration, financial aid, and academic planning. The Coach maintains contact throughout the year, encouraging engagement and success.