Studies show that students who do not have a strong support system are at greater risk of factors outside their control negatively impacting their academic success, emotional well-being, and social flourishing. We seek to fill these gaps with financial resources, mentoring, education, and other supports.
‘To &Through’ Seminars & Workshops:
College Admission Workshops
For rising seniors. College application assistance workshops are available for free. These sessions will cover the personal statement for the common application (selecting a topic, writing the essay, and receiving a detailed critique and edit of student essays), as well as putting together a resume and practicing for college interviews. Sessions will each be 2 hours in length.
Black Student Survival Guide Series
Free monthly seminars include topics such as: study skills, time management, securing internships and scholarships, resume building, financial planning, sexual health, self-defense, the principles of social and emotional well being, and more.
Mentoring & Completion Programs
Sub:Culture Fellows Program
Sub:Culture Fellows Program targets students who have the drive to graduate from college, but are at risk of falling short because of limited financial resources or unreliable support networks.
The Sub:Culture Fellows Program provides college scholarships, mentorship, mental health supports, and a diverse, credible, and robust support network to first and second year college students. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ability, sexual orientation or identity or background.
Each semester, we will award $1,500 scholarships, living expenses stipend, and $750 book awards to 5 fellows for a minimum of two years. As long as our fellows remain enrolled in and in good standing (at least a 2.5 G.P.A.) at a community college or four-year college or university, attend the required mentor check-ins, and complete their annual report–our awards are renewable for two more years.