A Strategy to Increase College Matriculation and Attainment results for Talented Young Men of Color who are Low-Income in the Austin Region


Find ways to come together and say to young men of color--who on a whole bunch of indicators were having a difficult time--you matter. We care about you, we believe in you, and we are going to make sure you have the opportunities and chances just like everybody else.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

MBK SCHOLARS OBJECTIVES:

Increase Enrollment and Completion Rates

Significantly increase the rate of scholars who enroll in and complete a degree in a post-secondary institution after high school. This includes interim measures that are predictive of college and career attainment (setting college and career goals, ACT/TSI score, GPA, etc.)

Improve School and District Systems

Create and improve upon campus and district-level systems and supports so that everyone is working together to improve post-secondary outcomes for all scholars. Systems may include expectations, staffing, budget, course offerings, culture, etc.

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