The Department of Higher Education has awarded Performance Incentive Fund grants that will help launch 100 Males to College programs in Brockton, Mass. and Worcester, Mass.
100 Males to College is a cohort-based program that works to increase college access, enrollment, retention, and success for low-income males and males of color (LIM MOC) so that their prospects for success in college and career are more attainable. The program works to strengthen young people through a positive youth development model that embraces culture, identity and community; engaging some of our Commonwealth’s most promising yet underserved young men in a personally and educationally transformational journey.
A consortium team consisting of Bridgewater State University, Massasoit Community College, Brockton Public Schools, and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School representatives has agreed to work together to create the Brockton 100 Males to College Program. The grant funding will support developing a curriculum, recruiting students, cultivating partnerships with community groups and identifying community resources, and delivering high impact activities for family engagement to support student success.
Worcester State University, Worcester Public Schools, and Quinsigamond Community College will bring mentoring, dual enrollment, remediation, wrap-around services, and more to juniors and seniors from area high schools. This program will include activities designed to encourage college attendance and completion of students from the Worcester Public Schools, with a specific focus on underrepresented, underserved, low-income, and first-generation college students.