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Number of black males enrolled in college is on the rise

December 7, 2007

Albany -- The number of black males enrolling into higher education in Georgia has been on the rise.

Black male enrollment in the University System of Georgia jumped 25 percent in the past five years.

The state is crediting this increase to African-American Male Initiative programs active on every university campus across the state.

Albany State University's program targets males early in their college years.

"Here at the center, there is a mentoring program where we bring in college students. We help them make the transition from high school to college. Through our applied programs, mentorship training and Saturday academies, our hope is to help foster and nurture these guys so they can graduate and become productive citizens in our community," said Center for African-American Males Executive Assistant, Antonio Leroy.  

Saturday Albany State University will be holding their fall graduation at 10:00 AM.

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