A2MEND Student Charter

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A2mend: Empowering Men for Success and Empowerment. Focus on Diversity: Particularly Supporting Men of Color

african american male smiling at graduationObjectives

  • Academically you will need to take Math and English the first year
  • Graduation and Beyond: Help men graduate and excel in all areas of life
  • Overcoming Barriers: Acknowledge ongoing challenges and strive for progress
  • Leveraging Experience: Embrace the wisdom gained as we mature
  • Supportive Resources
    • Book Vouchers: Access to educational materials for growth
    • Meal Vouchers: Assistance for essential needs
    • Listening Ear: Providing compassionate and empathetic support
    • Community: Fostering a network of encouragement and understanding
    • Tailored Program: Designed specifically for men's success and empowerment
    • Laptop/Chromebook (if you need one)

Guest Speakers and Perspective

  • Diverse Insights: Inviting speakers to share various viewpoints on the journey to manhood
  • Comprehensive Understanding: Exploring different aspects and experiences
  • Inspiring Narratives: Learning from those who have navigated similar paths
  • Empowering Men of Color
    • Maintaining Motivation: Ensuring sustained enthusiasm for personal growth
    • Successful Graduation: Guiding men to achieve their educational goals
    • Becoming Assets: Helping men contribute positively to all aspects of life

Get Started

A2MEND Interest Form

A2MEND Eligibility, Requirements and Power Hour Schedule

Eligibility & Requirements


  • Currently Enrolled at BC
  • Complete FAFSA or Dream Act


  • Attend empowerment series (Monday at 1:00PM)
  • Connect with Counselor/Advisor 1x per month.
  • Participate in A2MEND events and State-wide conferences.
  • Academically you will need to take Math and English the first year.

A2MEND Empowerment Hour (Spring 2024)

The A2MEND Empowerment Sessions are designed to inspire and uplift participants, nurturing connections and offering tools and expertise to bolster student achievement. These sessions will feature check-ins, social-emotional education, and the bonus of lunch!

Day: Monday
Time: 1:00PM
Location: CC0232


  • 01/22/2024: Barbershop T.A.L.K V1 - “Triumphant” conquering the battle of life.
    "Victory's roar: conquering life's toughest trials!"
  • 02/12/2024: Barbershop T.A.L.K V2 - “Amidst” You are in the middle of your Breakthrough.
    "You're on the brink of brilliance—embrace your breakthrough!"
  • 02/19/2024: Barber shop T.A.L.K V3 - “Resoundingly” Time to celebrate the good
    "Let's raise the roof and toast to the triumphs!"
  • 03/04/2024: Barber shop T.A.L.K V4 - “Kingship” Talk walk and protect your kingdom.
    "Defend your kingdom: talking the talk, walking the walk."
  • 03/18/2024: Barber shop T.A.L.K V5 - “Education” "Unlocking the academic labyrinth: from diverse subjects to unique learning landscapes—let's dive into the intricacies of college!".
    "Unraveling the Tapestry of Education: Dive into the Depths of College Experiences!"
  • 04/10/2024 BEST MEN SPEAK Project Best