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    Black youth

About HBCU First

We believe Black youth are key to furthering our nation's prosperity.
So in 2019, HBCU First did two things to support our future leaders:
(1) we developed the nation's first & only national HBCU Exploratory Program
(2) we built an online resource center for college-bound Black youth

Our mission is to help promising Black youth lead the future. HBCU First promises Black youth, and those who support them, a greater sense of purpose and a better view of how they fit into the world.

HBCU First was established in 2019 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our name "HBCU First" was born from our belief that HBCUs should be the first choice of college-bound Black youth.
Accuracy and Fairness: We believe facts, context, and the details matter. We strive to get it right by avoiding bias and thoroughly researching all of our work product.

Agility and Progress: We take an iterative approach to developing our programs & resources, and actively seek input from students, partners, and supporters.

Collaboration and Synergy: We believe in the power of synergy and seek to form & grow productive relationships with all who are in (and for) the HBCU community.

Learn how you can help promising Black youth lead the future.