AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Edgecombe Community College - Empowering Males with a Purpose to Achieve and Celebrate (EMPAC)

Program Name

Edgecombe Community College - Empowering Males with a Purpose to Achieve and Celebrate (EMPAC) 

Submitter

Michael Jordan  

First Name

Michael 

Last Name

Jordan 

Contact Title

Vice President of Student Services 

College

Edgecombe Community College  

Address

2009 West Wilson Street 

Address 2

 

City

Tarboro  

State

NC 

Zip

27886 

Email

jordanm@edgecombe.edu 

Phone

252-823-5166 

Phone Ext

295 

Fax

252-823-6817 

Program URL

 

Program Description

EMPAC is a mentoring program that empowers minority males to assist one another with the development and enhancement of maturity skills needed to be role models at home, in school, and in the community.

Program Services

Mentoring; College Survival Skills; Leadership and Professional Development 

Program Start Month

August 

Program Start Year

2004 

Current Number of Students

25 

Program Initiated

Our President started a conversation about the recruitment and retention of at risk populations on our campus. The minority males are statically more at risk to drop out and never graduate. She charged me with developing mechanisms to address this issue. As a result a minority male and female group was designed.

Program Funded

Our Foundation provided the group with a nominal amount to provide the group with speakers and workshops initially. SGA has always recognize the groups as a club on campus. In 2007-2008 we receive funding from the state. This funding dried up and since we have been providing assistance from campus funding. This year we are planning to apply for some state funding.

College President and Administrators Involvement

The President and the administration are very supportive. The President continues to identify resources and offers a personal touch to the program. She is very involved in leadership development with our young men.

Program Success Story

The valedictorian of the early college this year was a member of EMPAC. He received his high school diploma and his A.A.S. degree in May. He is currently enrolled at East Carolina University planning to major in Journalism. He jus turned 18 years old.
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