Goals & Objectives:

The Goals of Bethune Cookman University's(B-CU) Male Development Institute are the following:

  • Strengthen the secondary-to-higher education pipeline to enable many more minority male students to attend college
  • Increase make admission and graduation rates at B-CU
  • Improve the employment prospect for males, particularly minority males after leaving B-CU
  • reduce the attrition rate of men of color at B-CU
  • Establish benchmarks and hold the campus accountable for addressing the needs of males, particularly minority males
  • Provide strong campus leadership on the challenges facing minority youth and men in the greater Daytona Beach Community

The Objectives of B-CU-MDI are the  following:

  • Recruit African American males from diverse socioeconomic population and localities
  • Educate African American males through a structured, tiered program designed to help them navigate the resources(including academic support offices and program, financial assistance, and student life and engagement) that exist at B-CU to be successful
  • Support and challenge men of color at B-CU to achieve academically 
  • Retain African American males at B-CU through continued support programs
  • Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership activities, both on-campus and in the community 
  • Promote community service and engagement
  • Facilitate and promote developmental mentoring