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AACC graduate hugging his mom.
Black Male Institute (BMI) is a group of dedicated men and women who aim to build community and connect students with support services and resources within AACC and the community. It exists to addresses the needs and challenges facing Black male students, including educational gaps, upward mobility, labor force participation, earnings, and lack of Black male role models.  

Through BMI, students may be able to:

  • Receive an incentive scholarship of up to $1,000.
  • Participate in first-time attending cohort of students.
  • Participate in monthly roundtable forums.
  • Participate in BMI leadership retreat.
  • Participate in annual BMI Summit.
  • Understand life skills as they pertain to obtaining a degree and a professional career.
  • Ability to mentor campus community peers through information and skills gained through BMI.
  • Increase personal commitment to academics and gaining a degree, certification or transfer.
  • Network with AACC professional staff, administration and faculty.