Creating pathways to educational success for students of color
The African American Education Empowerment Program (AME) consists of four distinct programs to create opportunities for the educational success of students of color who are attending Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC). Each AME program contributes to the retention, graduation and personal growth of students and empowers them to develop leadership skills through their education, mentoring opportunities and involvement in the college community, society, nation and world.
AME core values include education, success, integrity, unity, outreach, diversity and service.
AME programs provide the following benefits:
- A supportive community that creates access/pathways to resources
- Academic advising services to guide students from admission to graduation
- Career development opportunities
- Math and writing institutes
- Peer and faculty tutoring
- Study jams
- Service learning opportunities
- Sense of belonging
Student African American Brotherhood Brother2Brother (SAAB)
SAAB/Brother2Brother is an organization designed to improve the quality and outcome of education by developing scholarship, accountability, commitment, success, determination, character, community and identity in MCTC student member participants. Through creative pathways to academic and personal success to improve graduation and other measurable institutional outcomes, SAAB/Brother2Brother is an initiative supported by MCTC students, staff, faculty and administration.
The mission of the MCTC chapter of SAAB/ Brother2Brother is to embrace and support MCTC African American male students and all other MCTC students by supporting successful academic progress and character development so that every member achieves program completion while strengthening their roles as engaged members of the MCTC community.
Student Success in Transition Education Program (STEP)
Building on a culture of excellence and inclusiveness, the MCTC STEP Program provides tailored support for the rapidly changing needs of today’s students. STEP focuses on increasing retention and graduation rates, personal development and transitional skills among ex-offenders or students moving from foster care to college.
African American Male Parity in Educational Success (AMP)
The road is filled with many obstacles that can make the college experience challenging for African American males. If you are an individual with a disability (including ADHD, mental health, physical, etc.) or are a student facing cultural and social challenges related to identity (i.e. GLBTQ or health issues), MCTC is focused on ensuring a positive, non-judgmental educational experience where students are supported as they achieve their goals.
Student African American Sisterhood Sister2Sister (SAAS)
MCTC’s chapter of SAAS/Sister2Sister supports all MCTC students with a particular focus on African American females and females of color. SAAS is a dynamic and engaged group of women who are achieving college success, strengthening career preparation and improving personal development.
The mission of MCTC SAAS/Sister2Sister Chapter is to embrace and support MCTC women of color and all other MCTC students by supporting successful academic progress and character development so every member achieves program completion while strengthening their roles as engaged members of the MCTC community.
AME Program Center
The AME Program center is available for students to meet one another, form study groups and participate in study skills workshops. The center is located in H.2650. Our welcoming and inclusive program center should be a regular stop when you are on campus.
Contact AME, SAAB, STEP and AMP
Jay Williams, Ph.D.
AME programs and initiatives are supported by MCTC students, staff, faculty and administration.