MENTORING + RETENTION = GRADUATION!
The Urban Male Initiative (UMI) program provides personal, social, academic and professional support for underrepresented groups, specifically African American and Latino males at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. UMI seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of these students while fostering a meaningful college experience. The UMI Team encourages its students to continue onto graduate and professional studies after completing their baccalaureate degree. All programs and activities of the Urban Male Initiative are open to all students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics.
Peer Advocates Mentoring Program
The UMI Peer Advocates have the desire to improve academic performance, retention and the graduation rates of male students of color. Through participation in mentoring activities and support programs, mentors encourage academic excellence, self-esteem and personal growth.
If you are interested into being a Peer Advocate
If you are you interested into being a Mentee
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