Engaging African American Males in their Educational Process at Predominately White Colleges and Universities


  • Kevin Rome Morehouse College


Higher Education, Student Engagement, African American Students


This paper explores the effects of a specific mentoring program, Student African American Brotherhood (S.A.A.B.) on the retention of African American male college students on several different campuses. S.A.A.B. was founded on the campus of Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia by Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe in 1990. The author looks at the structure of the program and the roles of the advisors and students in the success or failure of the model. To document the effectiveness, the researcher used theories, models, current literature, individual interviews, and a group interview. These methods assisted the researcher in presenting the effect that the intervention has on the retention and persistence of African American males in college.