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Boys to Men Program

Fostering Long-Term Academic Success in Men of Color Students
Boys to Men with Dr. Williams

Boys to Men (BTM) is a mentoring program aimed specifically at the retention of Men of Color at Montgomery College. BTM seeks to foster a greater degree of academic success, student activism, and personal responsibility. Students enrolled in our program will learn about various support services and resources available at college and within the community. 

Program Benefits

In addition to receiving an assigned mentor, the program offers:

  • An open space for members express their interests, values, and beliefs.
  • Access to information on college and community resources.
  • Connect with members of the MC community and build your network.
  • The opportunity to engage in deep and meaningful conversations that will expand your experiences and knowledge on various topics.

Program Requirements

Students have to meet the following criteria to remain a member of the program:

  • Participate in bi-monthly group meetings
  • Complete mandatory monthly check-in sessions with a mentor
  • Complete 2 academic or program advising sessions with a counselor or program advisor every fall and spring semester

How to Join

Complete the intake form and a Boys to Men mentor will follow up with you through your college email to schedule a mandatory intake session. The session will give new members the opportunity to discuss the expectations of the program and services.

The Boys to Men program is for:

  • MC students who are enrolled at the College
  • Men of Color

Request More Information

If you would like more information on the BTM program please email us at BoystoMen@montgomerycollege.edu or call Antonette Jones at 240-567-5098.  

 

Meeting Schedules

Boys to Men Program

Boys to Men Mentoring Program is having meeting online through ZOOM.  To request for the link for the meeting, please email Boys to Men at BoystoMen@montgomerycollege.edu.
Each meeting is 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

  • February 1, 2022
  • February 15, 2022
  • March 1, 2022
  • March 15, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • April 19, 2022 

Testimonials

Mentor Yannick Diouf

It’s been almost a decade since I joined the Boys to Men club at Montgomery College. I joined as an undocumented Black freshmen from a low-income single mother household who served as a father figure to my siblings but lacked one myself—until I was introduced to Boys to Men.

I was able to receive the intellectual, emotional and logistical support I needed from Gus and the Boys to Men community in the tremendous task of navigating higher education as an undocumented, first generation, and low-income young Black man. I was able to attend Montgomery College then graduated with my Bachelors in Business from University of Maryland, College Park. Through Boys to Men, I was able to attend conferences, meet influential figures, and expand my horizons to what is possible. 

 I am now in the finance industry as a Relationship Manager at Fannie Mae, a $3.5 trillion company in assets and a secondary mortgage leader. I also serve as Co-founder and Finance Director of UndocuBlack Network, a national organization for Black undocumented immigrants. I also plan on pursuing an MBA in the near future. 

Throughout my time in school as well as the professional world, Gus has remained someone I know that I can trust and go to for advice. As someone navigating America as a first-generation immigrant, I am appreciative of the male role models I and my younger brother have been able to tap into at Boys to Men.

Yannick Diouf
University of Maryland College Park '16
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Business Management 

I'd like to say that the Boys to Men program has been very helpful in introducing me to the plentiful resources at MC. It's a reliable support system for any type of situation. The management is great and are always looking out for your best interest.

I would like to thank you Mr. Ayers personally, because without his help, I wouldn't have known as much about MC on my own. He has been a great help.

Ange Patrick Amessan, MC Student, BTM Member

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