AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Wake Technical Community College -Pathways 3MP

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Wake Technical Community College -Pathways 3MP 


William Kincy 

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Wake Technical Community College 


9101 Fayetteville Road 

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Program Description

“The mission of Pathways is to increase the success rates of the Wake Tech minority male population in the areas of academic growth, retention, and graduation.  We plan to do this by way of mentoring through exposure to academic, social, and career-based activities and opportunities.

Program Services

Mentoring; College Survival Skills; Leadership and Professional Development 

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Program Initiated

In 2006, Community College system professionals across the state began looking at the academic progress rates among community college students.  The results of the research suggested that a method be put in place to address and eventually improve the low academic retention and graduation rates of its minority male population.   As a result, the NC Community College System’s male mentoring initiative project was formed.

After careful consideration by Wake Tech president Dr. Stephen Scott, the college officials made a collective decision to compose a task force for minority males. Dean Paul Norman, along with a number of staff and  faculty invested the time and planning to pursue this initiative.  Over time, a state-supported male mentoring grant was applied for, with the support of Dr. Scott and others.  The task force began to see the need to bring on an individual whose sole purpose was to focus on the structuring and implementation of the male mentoring initiative more effectively. 

On March 12, 2008, William Kincy was hired as the full time staff person, whose primary duty was to structure and implement the minority male mentoring program at Wake Tech.  In working to enhance the image and intention of the African American male initiative, Wake Tech’s mentor program name was soon changed to the “Pathways Leadership Initiative.” 

Currently, the program has evolved even the more, and has now added "3MP" to its name; we are now referred to as "Pathways 3MP" (Minority Male Mentoring Program).

Program Funded

The program is funded through grants received and/or student fees.

College President and Administrators Involvement

The president and other college administrators serve as a system of support with new program initiatives and funding.

Program Success Story

Excerpt from an evaluation from student mentee participants at the conclusion of  the Fall 2009 semester:

"Interesting conversational topics; it's nice to have someone to talk to; it has kept me focused on what is truly important; I learned good information about image, which helped me become aware of the way I present myself; the mentoring helped me become more confident in myself; I felt we had a connection as males; I was encouraged to give my all; the mentor was able to connect with me on many levels; more belief in myself"
Created at 1/26/2010 12:30 PM  by System Account 
Last modified at 8/21/2012 9:17 AM  by System Account 
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