Black Men at Arizona State Look to Increase Their Numbers

Black men make up less than 2 percent of all students at Arizona State University. But those black men who are students are taking steps to increase their numbers.

The organization African-American Men of ASU has started a mentoring program for black male high school students in communities surrounding the ASU campus. Black males with a high school grade point average of 2.75 or higher are eligible for the program. Students accepted in the program participate in reading groups, community service projects, college-planning workshops, standardized test coaching classes, and social activities. ASU students act as role models and mentors for the black male high school students with the hope that the experience will prompt many of these young blacks to apply to Arizona State.

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