Collaborative Program Aims to Increase Male Graduation Rate

By KOLR10 News

Published 04/23 2014 09:03PM

Updated 04/23 2014 10:28PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri State University hosted an informational presentation Wednesday night about a program to help high school students graduate.

The multicultural program is called Bridge Springfield, Brother to Brother and is a collaborative effort from Missouri State, OTC, Drury, Evangel and Southwest Baptist (MODES). It focuses on providing support and addressing issues that can impact the graduation rate of male students.

The program is one of the newest chapters of the Student African American Brotherhood/Brother to Brother Program (SAAB/B2B).

Area college students, who have been had leadership training for the past three months, work with the Springfield Public School students to help and encourage them to graduate.

This new program focuses on developmental areas including academics, personal development, service learning, spiritual/social, financial affairs and recruitment/retention.

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