AACC_MinMaleRetProgs: Santa Fe College - My Brother's Keeper (MBK)

Program Name

Santa Fe College - My Brother's Keeper (MBK) 

Submitter

Mike Hutley 

First Name

Mike 

Last Name

Hutley 

Contact Title

Assoc. Registrar, Director of My Brother's Keeper 

College

Santa Fe College 

Address

3000 NW 83rd Street 

Address 2

Bldg. R, Room 112 

City

Gainesville 

State

FL 

Zip

32606 

Email

michael.hutley@sfcollege.edu 

Phone

352-395-4177 

Phone Ext

 

Fax

352-395-4129 

Program URL

http://www.sfcollege.edu/mbk/ 

Program Description

MBK is a college-wide initiative designed to increase the participation, retention, and graduation rates of Black males at Santa Fe College.

Program Services

Mentoring; Counseling; Academic Advising 

Program Start Month

August 

Program Start Year

2006 

Current Number of Students

310 

Program Initiated

The college’s focus on the Black male resulted from review of research and analyses that impact this segment of America’s population. Collectively, the results of this review indicated dire conditions for the Black male and the need for a sense of urgency to address contributing causes.

The mission of MBK evolved from discussions with Black male professionals in the college: Increase participation, retention and graduation of Black males at Santa Fe College. The initiative required a comprehensive plan that was based on analyses of issues that affect Black males and effective strategies to address these issues. Planning, evaluation and intervention strategies occurred within a context of collaboration, a culture of inquiry and a culture of evidence.

A Steering Committee was charged by the College President to develop a draft of a research-based long-range plan for implementing, evaluating and institutionalizing MBK. A draft of the plan was shared with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs for review and suggestions for refinements.  The final plan was presented to the Board of Trustees and the initiative was implemented fall of 2006.

Program Funded

The initiative is a part of the College's annual budgeting process and is also funded in part by student activity fees on an annual basis.

College President and Administrators Involvement

The MBK Director answers directly to the College President and the President is actively engaged in the success of the program.  The President's Coordinating Council, which includes the college's Vice Presidents and Directors are also actively engaged in the success of the program.

Program Success Story

There are many students that have benefited and many who are actively benefiting from the support of MBK.
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Last modified at 8/16/2011 11:46 AM  by KEVIN CHRISTIAN 
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