Community College Jobs
 

"My Brother's Keeper" program at Santa Fe College in Florida aims to improve retention and success rates of black males

 
The Gainesville Sun
 
Without “My Brother’s Keeper,” Gerard Williams doubts he would be Santa Fe College’s student body president. Juliun Kinsey may not be graduating this fall with his associate’s degree in elementary education. And countless other black men at Santa Fe would be without the resources they need to navigate college, administrators said.

Santa Fe College is focusing on improving the retention and success rate of black men after the number of black men pursuing a degree dipped in the previous year.

According to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 52 percent of black male students who were first-time degree-seeking students came back to Santa Fe College in 2010. That number decreased from 76 percent the previous year, halting progress made in that demographic since the inception of My Brother’s Keeper in 2006.

Comparatively, the retention rate for all Santa Fe College students in 2010 was 70 percent, while the rate for white male students dropped to 67 percent in 2010 from 70 percent the previous year.

My Brother’s Keeper was spawned from a frank, closed-door discussion among black students, faculty and administrators, said President Jackson Sasser. The club helps to encourage black male students to make good grades, navigate financial aid and classes, and create good habits.
Full Story
 
Read more of today's top stories>>
 
 
 
 
Related Jobs
 
Find More Jobs Like This View All Jobs
 
Vice President of Student Services Job Posting TitleVice President of Student ServicesLocationLos Rios...

Student Personnel Assistant - Student Services Job Posting TitleStudent Personnel Assistant - Student...

Student Personnel Assistant - Student Services Job Posting TitleStudent Personnel Assistant - Student...

SLCC Student, Workstudy - Specialist, Disability Resource Center Position TitleSLCC Student, Workstudy - Specialist, Disability Resource...

SLCC Student, Workstudy – Specialist, Grand Theatre Position TitleSLCC Student, Workstudy – Specialist, Grand TheatreOpen...

 


Related community college News

Archive




 
Community College Jobs
Academic Advertising
260 Peachtree Street, N.W.
Suite 2200
Atlanta, GA 30303
 
Twitter
LinkedIn
Facebook
Google Plus
 
About Community College Jobs
Advertise Jobs
Contact Us
College Profiles
 
Site Map
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Resources / Links
Copyright © 2010 Community College Jobs - All Rights Reserved.