Men Of Vision and Excellence (MOVE) is a multifaceted support program for African-American males entering Armstrong as first year, full-time, college freshman. The goal of MOVE is to enhance retention, progression, and graduation by creating a culture of academic support and success. MOVE is part of the University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative.
Why is it needed?
African-American Men at Armstrong (Fall 2013 Statistics)
- Average first semester GPA: 2.53
- Average First Year GPA: 2.07
- Two-Pronged Approach
The academic component will provide students with the resources, skills, and facilities to excel academically.
- Academic Workshops
- Access to tutors
- Study hall hours
The social component will provide students with opportunities to take part in a variety of social activities.
- Empowerment Sessions
- Social Outings
- Athletic events
- Academic/ Social Conferences
- Networking/ out-of-the-classroom support
- Study hall hours will be available Monday-Thursday. Students are to attend regularly.
- Students will attend weekly meetings with their peer mentors.
- These meetings will keep the Mentors current with their student and also provide the student with an opportunity to seek any additional help, request resources or just to vent.
- Students will attend workshops, empowerment sessions, social outings and other related activities.