Male Initiative Program
Mentoring Program: Each One, Reach One
To help students in their academic careers, the Men's Center offers a Mentoring Program based on the concept of 'Each One, Reach One.’ By having faculty, staff and students serve as mentors to those that register with the program, early identification of stumbling blocks in academic performance allows for quick intervention or, ideally, prevention.
The Barbershop is a monthly forum sponsored by the Men's Center that allows students to express their opinions about several issues, regardless of the topic. This is an informal setting based upon the cultural dynamic often found in venues like barbershops.
This forum is offered in collaboration with our community partners and is open to all students.
Back on Track Program
The Back on Track Program at York College offers an opportunity for college students to demonstrate leadership and provide service to the community by tutoring/mentoring middle school and high school students.
Pi Eta Kappa
Pi Eta Kappa, the academic fraternity and honor society for urban males, was established by Dr. Edison O. Jackson, President of Medgar Evers College, in April of 2007. PEK's mission is to:
- encourage, stimulate and maintain academic excellence in scholarship
- promote and support exemplary ethical standards in all conduct
- train responsible and respected leaders in all fields of human endeavor.
The Beta Chapter of PEK was established at York College on May 13th, 2009.
Annual Men's Conference
Each year during the fall semester, the Male Initiative Program and Men's Center sponsors a "Men on the Move" Conference--a forum to highlight the achievements of certain members of the college community, as well as the surrounding community.
Panelists share stories and testimonies of triumph and achievement in an effort to encourage others that share the same experiences.
Mentoring in Music - Men of Excellence
Our mentoring in music initiative hopes to encourage, support and develop young men with a determination of success in both academia and society. Through music, we hope to create a bond with the young men that are enrolled so as to be able to elevate their study skills and secure their future in higher education. No prior music experience is necessary for either mentors or mentees.