College Tribe’s model is as unique as it is critical: Black men mentoring Black boys and creating STEAM leaders in Wards 7 and 8. Founded in 2007 by four African American fathers, the mentoring program cultivates strong bonds between boys (grades 3-8) and men who look like them, believe in them, and model success, respect, and integrity. Twice a month, mentors and mentees meet in small groups for seminars, tutoring, and field trips. Many also take part in College Tribe’s after-school and summer STEAM programs, which include nine-week courses in computer engineering, solar energy, robotics, video game design, and more, at four local public schools. Boys learn to think critically and develop skills for promising careers … all in the company of peers and role models. Reaching 80 boys each year, College Tribe is ready to grow. You can help.
Mentoring, STEM, arts and all programs that were originally offered in an afterschool format have now been moved to online settings, both pre-recorded and live. CollegeTribe has increased its program partners and made adjustments to the services offered to families. Partnerships during COVID-19 allowed made it possible to provide months of groceries to families in need.