The strategic focus of the program consists of identifying and supporting minority male students through their academic program, developing college and community mentoring resources, and establishing an effective college-community collaboration to sustain and expand the program. The intervention with students will involve recruiting up to 20 minority male students from the African-American, Native American, and Hispanic/Latino student populations to participate in the program.
The participants will be provided with advising, assessment, counseling, tutoring, and other learning support resources. The mentoring capacity of the college will be enhanced through training professionals and peers to serve in coach, counselor, or instructor roles.
The program will engage students in scheduled programs, counseling sessions, and self-directed work. Students will focus on self-analysis to examine personal strengths, weaknesses, skills, knowledge, and abilities related to student and entrepreneurial success.
The program will consist of an analysis to determine business development resources available in the community and an assessment of market opportunities and business development strategies. A final phase will consist of developing an action or business plan and proposing a business venture.