X
  • Fun
    College & Career
    Readiness

HBCU Exploratory Program

Research shows persistent socioeconomic inequality is putting America's future at risk. Our nation's outdated approach to preparing students for success is both an outcome, and driver of this national crisis.

We believe America's youth are entitled to a more inclusive, agile approach to college & career readiness. So in 2019, HBCU First launched America's first & only national HBCU Exploratory Program.

What is the HBCU Exploratory Program?
The HBCU Exploratory Program is a college success + career access program for college-bound Black youth and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students. The program leverages the lived experience of HBCU students and alumni to help Black youth navigate the college & career journey and bridge the gap between learning and doing.

The HBCU Exploratory Program consists of:
• The HBCU First Near-Peer Mentoring Program
• The HBCU First College Success + Career Access Workshop Series

Part of The Problem Explained

Made by act.tv
  • Near-Peer Mentoring

    Near-Peer Mentoring Program
    The HBCU First Near-Peer Mentoring Program helps Black youth transition to college.

     

    Through 1-1 matching, we create a playbook for college success and advance the social-emotional wellness of college-bound mentees and HBCU student mentors.

     

  • College Success + Career Access Workshops

    College Success + Career Access Workshops
    The HBCU First College Success + Career Access Workshop Series helps Black youth navigate the college & career journey.

     

    Through a Q&A format, we explore self-knowledge, the HBCU experience, work life, and college & career choice.

     

Help increase college success + career access for Black youth.