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The goal of this guide is to enhance understanding of the assets and challenges that African American male students bring to college with them and to provide resources to enhance success.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. on the "Purpose of Education"

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically...We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education. -- Martin Luther King, Jr. "The Purpose of Education" (1947)





Welcome! This guide provides resources to support the success of African American male students.

The goal of this guide is to enhance understanding of the assets and challenges that African American male students bring to college with them and to provide resources to enhance success. It is meant to be used by students, faculty and staff. 

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny." --Aristotle 

St. Louis Community College is committed to the success of African American male students. We offer a variety of programs, services, and experiences that engage and connect African American male students to the college to facilitate their academic and personal success.  Students are encouraged to become involed in student organizations and initiatives and to take full advantage of academic resources and opportunities for mentoring, service learning, global education, and leadership workshops.

STLCC Resources - find out more about....

All STLCC students can benefit from becomming familiar wtih the many resources available to support success at St. Louis Community College. Become familiar with the Student Resources tab on the College's main web page.  Some of the resources available on this page are outlined below.

  • African American Male Initiative (AAMI)
    The AAMI has been located on two campuses – Forest Park and Florissant Valley -- since 2009. It was started to help with retention, academic achievement levels, and persistence rates of African-American males in college, and to enhance the in-depth understanding and focus among faculty members and staff regarding the array of challenges faced by African-American males. The AAMI-Forest Park office is located in F-Tower, Room 223, and AAMI-Florissant Valley office in the Administration Building, Room 112. Visit the link above for additional information and contact numbers.
  • Academic Support Center, STLCC-FV
    STLCC-Florissant Valley Academic Support Center is your partner in helping you reach your full academic potential. A number of free services are offered designed to help you reach your goals such as Peer Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Peer/Group Tutoring, The Math and Science Lab, the Writing Lab and our Speech Lab. Located in the Student Center RM 130, Tellephone: 314-513-4858
  • Gateway to College
    Do you know someone who needs their high school diploma and who wants to go to college? Gateway to College offers a real second chance to earn your high school diploma at the St. Louis Community College. Gateway to College is a new scholarship program for students, ages 16 to 20, who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out of high school in the Ferguson-Florissant, Ritenour, Normandy and Riverview school districts.
  • STLCC Campus Life
    St. Louis Community College offers students many opportunities to develop and expand their interests outside of the classroom. We provide opportunities to participate in service learning, leadership development, civic engagement activities, community service projects, clubs/organizations and other special presentations. Links to student clubs and organizations at each campus can be found here.
  • STLCC - Counseling
    Counseling services are available to help students be successful in college and achieve personal, educational and career goals. All services are free to STLCC students and alumni.
  • STLCC-FV, Institute for Interdisciplinary and Global Studies (IIGS)
  • STLCC - Service Learning
  • STLCC - Student Assistance Program
  • Use the STLCC Degree Audit tool to help map your academic plan.
    Keep track of your current degree requirements,view your course history and explore "what if" scenarios as well with this online tool.

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St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000




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