FAMU Black Male College Explorers Program

From 1990 until now, the Black Male College Explorers Program has encouraged middle and high school Black males to graduate from high school, pursue post-secondary education, and to achieve academic and personal success.


The goals of the program are to: improve the academic performance, reduce chronic absenteeism, and increase the graduation rate in the state of Florida and beyond for Black males of color. 


The Black Male College Explorers Program is a progressive intervention program designed specifically to prevent black males from dropping out of high school, facilitate their admission to college, and significantly increase their chances of earning a college degree.

BMCEP AIM Higher Program Information Session

The Black Male College Explorers AIM Higher Program invites the FAMU Community, FAMU Alumni, parents, and students to join our information sessions on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 6 p.m. to learn more about our on-campus summer institute. The virtual information session provides an overview of our program offerings and opportunities for the growth and development of males of color in grades 8-12. The two-week on-campus stay begins Sunday, June 11, 2023, and ends on Saturday, June 24, 2023.


Registration is required for the information session.

For more information contact Errol Wilson or Adel Manatee at 850-561-2407 or famubmce@famu.edu

"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."
Nelson Mandela
South African President and Anti-Apartheid Revolutionary

Program Eligibility Requirements

A black male student, who at the beginning of the summer session is in the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade; with grade point average that does not adequately represent the potential of the student, or the propensity to display irregular behavior, has the potential to benefit from intensive instruction and mentoring, and a willingness to consider post-secondary education after high school. 

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The entire application MUST BE COMPLETED (no exception) and submitted with an official copy of the student’s transcript.

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Upon completion and submission of the application, you must complete and submit the BMCEP interest form


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Program Services

Middle and high school students from Tallahassee and cities throughout the state of Florida are selected for participation. Participating schools, agencies and partners are asked to identify males enrolled in grades 8 through 11. Florida A&M University provides four to six weeks of intensely focused academic and personal developmental experiences designed for black males during the summer. Courses include academic subjects, English, Algebra I, Algebra II, Biology, Chemistry and ACT/SAT Test Preparation, weekly character education seminars, workshops and motivational trips during the summer (where possible).   please send pictures

The Black Male College Explorers Program provides academic enrichment that consists of classroom instructions with supplemental instruction and tutoring in the subject areas of mathematics, science and language arts. By concentrating on these subjects, program participants are better prepared to enroll in higher-level subject areas and also take advantage of dual enrollment opportunities.  African-American studies and art curricula provide cultural awareness programming. They promote ethnic pride by increasing knowledge of academic, scientific and other accomplishments achieved by African-Americans known and unknown.

Mentoring is a core program component for the Black Male College Explorers.  Mentoring provides our young men academic and personal development through individual and group mentoring constructs. Per the National Mentoring Summit, “Research confirms that quality mentoring relationships have powerful positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations.”  Mentoring empowers our young men to take control of their own personal growth and development with the guidance and assistance of our team.

Developing a well-informed academic plan for life beyond high school is a requirement of Black Male College Explorers Program participants. As students matriculate from middle school to high school, the Black Male College Explorers Program provides guidance with fulfilling the requirements for successful secondary completion and academic planning for post-secondary success.

Program participants benefit from a group counseling approach through discussion.  The scope of discussions can include but are not limited to: depression, oppositional behavior, antisocial behavior, substance abuse, adjustment to trauma and situational consistency.

Program participants learn about building effective habits, setting goals, improving health, and developing academic skills to address academic mindsets and academic behaviors. Participants are provided modules for learning through our AIM Higher platform.


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Contact Us for Additional Assistance

FAMU Black Male College Explorers Program (BMCEP)
Mr. Errol Wilson | Program Director
Ms. Adel Manatee | Program Coordinator
(850) 561-2407