To implement a culturally enriched tutoring and mentoring program for Black Students in Miami-Dade.
The Kulula Project aims at using an Afrocentric mentoring approach to enhance the academic skills and cultural awareness of Black students in Miami-Dade.
Mentors will lead activities rooted in African culture and history that will cover important topics such as self-awareness, relationship building, skill development, leadership training, and community service. Students will also gain greater academic success through tutoring.
Enhancing academic performance through teaching study skills and tutoring
Increasing awareness of African heritage and culture
Appreciating and valuing of self and self-esteem
Developing relationship and interpersonal skills
Fostering relationships with peers and community
Increasing civic and community engagement
Developing leadership skills
Increasing college preparedness skills
Role of the Mentors
Mentors will be undergraduate students from the University of Miami and high school students from the Upward Bound program. They will be trained to become culturally sensitive mentors through training and curriculum instruction. Mentors are expected to encourage positive relationship building, facilitate group discussions, display positive behavior and most importantly connect with youths and connect with our community.