Education

Urban League Twin Cities works to support students and the parents who support them on their education journey. We offer classes and training opportunities to help elementary through high school students become ready, prepared and excited for their future. And we know some parents might need tools and resources to support their students, so we provide a program for parents as well.

 

BLACK GEMS: Project Ready, Preparing a New Generation For Success

Are you a high school student interested in building skills for success in high school, college and beyond? If so, BLACK GEMS is for you. This program helps prepare 9-12 grade students for the college experience. We integrate academic skill building with life-skill development and college culture awareness. Seniors are also paired with a mentor who will help them through their freshman year of college.

 

Black Gems offers students:

  • Life skills training
  • Basic academic support in math, reading, and writing
  • Money management and an investment club
  • Computer training in Microsoft Suite with option for certification for those who qualify
  • Social and emotional learning covering topics such as peer pressure, developing a support system and coping through transitions
  • Help with the college application and admission process and scholarship tips

 

When: Tuesday and Thursday, 5-7 pm September, 18th thru April 25th with computer class meeting on Saturdays, 9-11 am. This includes a free in-state college tour and a fee-based Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) tour.

Where: Urban League Twin Cities, 2100 Plymouth Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Enroll in Black Gems

Black Gems starts September 18th at 5:00 pm with an Information Session for parents and students. For additional questions, contact Marquita Stephens, Education Programs and Policy Director at 612-302-3114 or mstephens@ultcmn.org.

 

 Check out the Project GEMS Facebook page too!

 

 

 

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