Program and Services
Our program and services are broken down into phases as we prepare males for Enrollment, Enlistment, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Empowerment
Phase I: The Institute for Leadership Education and Development (iLEAD)
Phase I is our empowerment phase for our male students, their families, K-12 educators and community leaders which includes monthly workshops, 4-6 week seminars, weekend retreats and biyearly conferences.
Our curriculum-based trainings are designed to prepare students, parents and community leaders on principles of leadership to apply in their sphere of influence. With training occurring throughout the year, participants will experience opportunities to grow spiritually, mentally, emotionally and socially to become growing leaders who become authentic world influencers.
Phase II: Summer Camp/Saturday Enrichment
Phase II is our enrollment, enlistment, employment and entrepreneurship phase for our male students which includes summer camps and twice a month Saturday programming during the traditional school year. Our curriculum-based summer camps are designed to engage youth in activities and college visitation. Saturday Enrichment is held for males to experience hands-on learning activities, field trip and life and leadership skills development.
Starting Fall 2020 at Station Square in Rocky Mount, NC
Phase III: Data Driven Afterschool Programming
Our afterschool programming focuses on our functional values of Engagement, Enrichment and Empowerment. We offer activities in academic tutoring, SAT/ACT prep, mentoring, Saturday Enrichments, college and cultural visits, financial literacy, book clubs, parental sessions, business partnerships, job shadowing opportunities and career-related guest speakers.
Our four-step process allow students to:
Uncover what problem they desire to solve in the world
Define that career/entrepreneur pursuit
Discover the major that meets the need
Explore the appropriate postsecondary educational institution to meet this gift and purpose in life.
Starting Fall 2023
Phase IV: H.O.P.E. Center
Phase IV is our H.O.P.E. (Having Opportunities and Positive Expectations) center. Our H.O.P.E. center focuses on empowerment of our male students. H.O.P.E students who have been suspended from school will be provided an opportunity to attend our program versus returning to unstructured learning and home environments to serve their time away from school. Serving as a supplemental enrichment environment, our program serves in partnership to decrease the number of students who drop out of school each year. Our blended program provides academic instruction, both face to face and online, mentoring coaches, curriculum based workshops classes designed to work on such skills as anger management, conflict resolution and other skills to promote college access and future readiness.
Starting Fall 2025
Phase V: Adult Education
Phase VII is our employment, Entrepreneurship and empowerment phase for our male students. Our adult education program is designed to provide “second chances” for adults to earn credentials toward a high school diploma and/or general education diploma and career readiness activities. Our program focuses on career readiness by provide training in high school credentials, workshop and seminars on life skills and financial literacy to have adults function as authentic productive members of society with global awareness, preparedness and spiritual enrichment