Experts suggest that highly engaged students in experiential learning activities such as research and internships are more likely to persist. Also providing students with a professional network of support can help students have a better sense of community, specifically for underrepresented students.
BFSA believes that by providing mentorship and other student support services, there is an opportunity to improve year after year retention rates of Black students, as well as enhance their college experience. Roughly 56% of Black bachelor-seeking students are retained by year three (3).
S2S: Students to Scholars Program
The team consists of (from left to right): Carlous Yates, Chandra Brown, Sherri Jones, Cori Henderson, Lori Wright, Frank Robinson. Not pictured: Abdou Ndoye and Crystal Summers
Students in the S2S Program will receive $500 in spring if they complete program requirements in fall and an additional $500 the following fall if they complete spring requirements.
Expected outcomes include an established network of support for participants, engagement in experiential learning activities, and an increase in year two to year three retention for student participants compared to the year two to year three retention rates of students who did not participate.