What is the HBCU Prep Program?

This is the inaugural year of the HBCU Prep Program. The purpose of this program is to connect local high students to HBCU's across the country that they would not otherwise learn about. There are bus tours and HBCU campus recruitment that require expensive hotel stays, weeks on the road, and long hours. This program provides the same exposure without the travail involved with physically going to the campus.

The HBCU program will provide high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors with the opportunity to converse directly with HBCU recruiters, via video conference, where they will learn specifically what these colleges offer and are looking for in potential students. 

Each week participants will meet with a different HBCU Recruiter in a group setting where the recruiter will have an open platform to discuss their university.

Furthermore, the program will involve support group counseling to address the stressors of high school as well as the unmet gap between African American families and HBCU’s. 


We are now recruiting volunteers and participants for 2022-2023 school year

Participating HBCU's below

Alabama A&M University

Hunstville, AL

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University provides more than 60 undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs and concentrations, a diverse international faculty, 50 plus student organizations, and an extensive alumni network comprised of politicians, educators, entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists, authors, artist, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. 

Fisk University

Nashville, TN

 Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. Our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities. We are committed to the success of scholars and leaders with global perspective.

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL

 

 ASU is the global entity it is today because of the fortitude of nine freed slaves from Marion, Ala., who sought to build a school for African-Americans previously denied the right to an education. 
 Alabama State University’s 153-year history is a legacy of perseverance, progress and promise. 


Grambling State University

Grambling, LA

Grambling State University is a comprehensive, historically-black, public institution that offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs of study.  Through its undergraduate major courses of study, which are under girded by a traditional liberal arts program, and through its graduate school, which has a decidedly professional focus, the University embraces its founding principle of educational opportunity. 

With a commitment to the education of minorities in American society, the University seeks to reflect in all of its programs the diversity present in the world.  The university advances the study and preservation of African American history, art and culture. 

Morris Brown College

Atlanta, GA


The College is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of the best and brightest young minds, while simultaneously providing educational support to students who might not otherwise receive the opportunity to compete on the college level. Students fitting the latter are given the tools they need to increase their potential for earning a college degree.

Virginia State University

Virginia State University, VA

 Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university, is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach. The University endeavors to meet the educational needs of students, graduating lifelong learners who are well equipped to serve their communities as informed citizens, globally competitive leaders, and highly effective, ethical professionals. 

Albany State University

Albany, Georgia

Founded in 1903, Albany State University continues to provide leadership in academic excellence, social change, and economic impact. A nationally top-ranked HBCU, ASU serves an increasingly diverse student body and community by offering a uniquely comprehensive array of programs, from associate to graduate degrees.

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

 Tuskegee University is a national, independent, and state-related institution of higher learning that is located in the State of Alabama.  The University has distinctive strengths in the sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health, and other professions, all structured on solid foundations in the liberal arts.  In addition, the University's programs focus on nurturing the development of high-order intellectual and moral qualities among students and stress the connection between education and the highly trained leadership Americans need in general, especially for the work force of the 21st Century and beyond. 

Mississippi Valley State University

Itta Benna, Mississippi

Mississippi Valley State University, as a Carnegie Classified Master's University, provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts and sciences, and professional studies. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research--a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. 

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA

 Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university, is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach. The University endeavors to meet the educational needs of students, graduating lifelong learners who are well equipped to serve their communities as informed citizens, globally competitive leaders, and highly effective, ethical professionals. 

Allen University

Columbia, S.C.

 Allen University is an academic community which provides students an opportunity to obtain associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees in liberal arts and professional programs in traditional and distance education formats. The University has a strong unalterable commitment to teaching in delivery of its associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs. 

Kentucky State University 

Frankfort, KY

 

Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy.


Paul Quinn College

Dallas, TX

Paul Quinn College, one of the most innovative small colleges in America, is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college that was founded on April 4, 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school’s original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their offspring.  

Today, Paul Quinn has become a model for urban higher education by focusing on academic rigor, experiential learning, and entrepreneurship. 

To volunteer

Volunteers will participate in the support group counseling and participate in our outreach efforts for future programs.
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To participate

This is the first year of the HBCU Prep Program. To be eligible, participants must be families living with a sophomore, junior or senior living in Klein ISD, Aldine ISD, and Spring ISD. Participants can attend any school in those districts, (including charter, private, or home).
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