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The goal of the mentoring program is to provide support resources outside the classroom to help students achieve their educational and personal goals, and improve student retention and graduation rates. Students are paired with faculty, staff and administrators for support while making the transition to college life. The mentoring program offers the following opportunities.

Trident Technical College African American Male Leadership Institute (AAMLI)

The African American Male Leadership Institute is committed to developing leadership potential, as well as promoting academic success and personal achievement among African American males enrolled at TTC. Specifically, AAMLI exists to develop valuable leadership qualities including personal awareness, self-discipline, accountability and professionalism.

TTC Male Leadership Conference

This conference for male students is designed to promote academic and personal success and to develop leadership potential of students while at TTC. The conference is sponsored by the mentoring programs at TTC, which include Call Me MISTER, Success Now and The M.E.N.S. Program.

Important Mentoring Links

South Carolina Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement

Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models)

Call Me MISTER is a program designed to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader, more diverse background, particularly among the state's lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The Male Mentoring Program

The Male Mentoring Program is designed to help males transition to college life and maintain a successful attitude in the college environment. The goal of this program is to enhance Trident Technical College's commitment to providing support resources outside of the classroom experience to help male students achieve their educational and personal goals.