Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Morehouse College Hosts Project Identity Program for College Prep

Morehouse College is a 142-year-old all-male historically black college based in Atlanta, Georgia. Morehouse has educated such distinguished men as civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., filmmaker Spike Lee, and actor Samuel L. Jackson. The college currently hosts a program called PROJECT IDENTITY.

According to Morehouse College’s website, Project Identity is a federally-funded program designed to stimulate interest in college attendance and the awareness of college entrance requirements for African-American and other minority males attending middle school. The Project aims to help to develop and sustain the capacity of middle schools to prepare these young boys for high school and post-secondary education.

The end of goal Project Identity is to properly prepare minority males for higher education. This preparation includes mentoring and tutoring, SAT prep, professional and leadership development, and college-bound workshops. Both a Summer Institute program (a 4-week on-campus program) and a Saturday Institute program (bi-weekly) are available.* The deadline for the program is April 10, 2009. The application can be found here.

*The Summer Institute program costs $1,400, and the Saturday Institute program is free (but will require weekend travel to the campus).

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