Minority Male Success Initiative Mission, Goals and History

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) has designed the Minority Male Mentoring Program to more closely align with student success initiatives throughout the system. This model is designed to strengthen minority male student outcomes by encouraging participation and collaboration among student participants and institutional departments. To help achieve this, the NCCCS wants colleges to make a three-year commitment to assess and enhance the student success outcomes of minority male students.


The mission of Wake Tech's Pathways Success Scholars program is to increase the engagement and success rates of minority male students through mentoring and exposure to academic, social and career-based activities and opportunities.


To address and increase the progression and completion rates of minority male students


Increase the progression of first-year minority male students, and increase minority male utilization of campus resources and services through deliberate and intentional interactions between students and the campus community

Target population

The Minority Male Success Initiative is designed to enhance the educational success of all minority males currently enrolled in the NCCCS. The target group for the initiative includes all curriculum-enrolled minority male students.