Men of Vision and Excellence (MOVE)
The Men of Vision and Excellence (MOVE) is an African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) supported by the University System of Georgia that provides a multifaceted support system for African-American males at Georgia Southern University. The goal of MOVE is to enhance retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) by creating a culture of academic support and success throughout students’ matriculation. This is achieved through programming elements that include, but are not limited to, College Success 101 sessions, Academic Enhancement Activities, and academic support through mentor/mentee pairings, study halls, social activities, team-building activities, and much more.
MOVE is also a sincere brotherhood to students who join and engage. It is a community of diverse students who share the African American male identity and experience.
M.O.V.E. operates by adopting the four key components of AAMI, which are:
- Academic Skills Enrichment: Provides supplemental literacy, writing, math and study-skill activities to help pre-college students transition to college academic life during the summer and assist enrolled AAMI participants with RPG (retention, progression, and graduation) throughout the academic year.
- Student Support Services: Makes available internal and external resources, information and learning tools to enhance students’ academic and social successes.
- Adult & Peer Mentoring: Connects AAMI students to adults and peers who encourage achievement, foster positive attitudes, as well as a sense of belonging through personal and academic support, while reinforcing RPG.
- Leadership Development: Provides multi-faceted professional and soft skills forums to help develop and strengthen participants’ leadership skills.
Last updated: 12/20/2017