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Black & Latino Male College Readiness Program

Black & Latino Male College Readiness Program of the Lehigh Valley

The Black & Latino Male College Readiness Program of the Lehigh Valley at Moravian University is a comprehensive, 5-day, overnight campus experience that prepares college-eager students and their families for the extensive college search process.

Who: Black & Latino male students from Lehigh Valley area high schools
When: Tuesday, June 25 through Saturday, June 29, 2024

Where: Moravian University, Main Street campus, Bethlehem, PA
Schedule: Click here to view the 2024 daily schedule

Our Mission

To provide Black and Latino male high school students and their families with the comprehensive knowledge needed to be successful in a college search process and beyond. We aim to dismantle the status quo of disproportionate dropout rates for Black and Latino men in college by means of education, motivation, and mentorship for the betterment of society.


Program Overview

This high school-to-college initiative is the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley and will provide Black and Latino males who are entering grades 10, 11, and 12 with a comprehensive experience to learn about the college search process. Additionally, we will facilitate a series of conversations, provide mentorship, and offer counsel on the process of navigating college as a Black or Latino male. This cohort of young men from high schools in the Lehigh Valley region will learn from local Black and Latino male leaders in business, education, the faith community, government, and the nonprofit sector. The program will include social gatherings to create bonds, group discussions that promote introspection, and networking opportunities to enhance the students’ interpersonal skills. Additionally, a number of invited guests and local leaders will facilitate keynote presentations to provide inspiration, hope, motivation, and positive models of Black and Latino male success.

This experience is 100% FREE with a value of more than $1,000 and includes:

  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Social gatherings
  • Group discussions that promote introspection
  • Mentorship from local leaders
  • Networking opportunities

If you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to our program coordinator Baru Roberson-Hornsby at