Our Project MALES Student Mentoring Program hosted our annual College for a Day in person after two years of going virtual. College for a Day brought 25 youth from the high schools to The University of Texas at Austin campus. These youth got an opportunity to connect with their mentors, site coordinators, and the Project MALES staff.
The youth were engaged in activities focusing on college and career readiness thanks to our partnership with College Matchpoint. Our UT Austin Latinx Pop Lab hosted several activities touching upon the representation of people of color, specifically in comics.
Young men also engaged in a tour of campus, visiting the school of business, the college of education, and other departments of the UT Austin campus.
We closed out by having a health and wellness session at the Union Underground bowling on campus.
We hope to be able to continue to bring our youth to campus, equip them with the resources, and allow themselves represented on a college campus.