Cheyney University Expands Its Call Me MISTER Program

Only 2 percent of the teachers in the nation’s public school systems are black males. The Call Me MISTER Teacher Leadership Program offers college scholarships to black men in return for a pledge to teach in the public schools once they earn their college degree. MISTER is an acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models. The program was founded and is headquartered at Clemson University in South Carolina but several universities around the country are partner institutions.

The chapter at historically black Cheyney University in Pennsylvania recently announced that it is expanding its program from 24 students to 45 students. Participants will receive a $5,000 scholarship and a $400 book allowance.