Grant helps minority student program

October 21, 2013

From fox11online.com: “Grant helps minority student program” — GRAND CHUTE – Fox Valley Technical College is making a difference for some of its minority students.

The school recently formed a brother-to-brother program designed to help African American men finish college.

The program just received $105,000 from a Madison organization.

Program leaders say it’s all about helping each other through study groups and progress meetings.

“Over the years, studies have been done to show that African American male students have the lowest retention rate in college and completion rate, so what this grant aimed to do is to guide the students, and to remove, hopefully, some of the obstacles out of their way,” said Rayon Brown, FVTC minority student services.

Fox Valley Tech says recent rates show 20 to 25 percent of these students graduate from the school.

There are currently 94 African American men enrolled this semester. 25 of them are in the program.

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