Network for Student Success
The Network for Student Success at Pulaski Technical College, a.k.a., The Network, is a program funded by the US Department of Education designed to improve the educational outcomes of African-American males.
The mission of The Network is to promote and create access to supportive relationships that help African-American males overcome barriers to college graduation.
The Network provides an intensive brother-to-brother case management model that will serve up to 300 African-American males. Additionally, opportunities are provided for young men from first generation college backgrounds to build better connections to the college, which helps in their retention and graduation. All services are free of charge.
Network benefits and services:
- Academic advice and assistance in course selection
- Monthly success coaching
- Referrals for tutorial services, counseling and peer counseling
- Access to networking and mentoring opportunities
- Career planning
- Exposure to cultural events and lecture series
- Character building workshops on self esteem, communications, and other topics
Author and political activist Kevin Powell, who has written a biography of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, visited Pulaski Technical College on Thursday, September 20, 2012 to discuss "Motivating Black Males toward Leadership, Academic Success and Networking." This video contains language that some listeners may find objectionable. Viewer discretion is advised.