MODELS Academy is a holistic mentoring and personal development program that addresses the social, academic, career and cultural development of African American males in grades 4-12. Members of MODELS Academy are prepared to become mentors, advocates, and role models for the youth within their communities.
The program currently has more than 450 African American males in the program. Two-thirds of our MODELS are also participants in The Mays Scholars Program. The Mays Scholars Program is a two-year program for young men ages 12-17 that involves an intense program of studies, visits to African American historic sites, visits to HBCUs, and active participation in a local Christian church.
The curriculum is made up of:
Two courses in African American History
Three modules in Bible Study (Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology)
A series of lessons in understanding the Morehouse College social gospel religious tradition, the concept of the Morehouse Man: Renaissance Men with a Social Conscience
Listening to audio files,
Reading ten books from within the African-American literary traditions
Participants will meet twice monthly at the Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site. We intensely discuss with our MODELS and Mays Scholars present-day issues in our country and world.