Urban Male Initiative

Urban Male Initiative


The Urban Male Initiative (UMI) program provides personal, social, academic and professional support for underrepresented groups, specifically African American and Latino males at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. UMI seeks to increase the retention and graduation rates of these students while fostering a meaningful college experience. The UMI Team encourages its students to continue on to graduate and professional studies after completing their baccalaureate degree. All programs and activities of the Urban Male Initiative are open to all students, faculty, and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristics.

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Peer Advocates Mentoring Program

The UMI Peer Advocates have the desire to improve academic performance, retention and the graduation rates of male students of color. Through participation in mentoring activities and support programs, mentors encourage academic excellence, self-esteem, and personal growth.

If you are interested in being a Peer Advocate

Apply Here!

If you are you interested in being a Mentee

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The Urban Male Initiative Peer Tutoring Program

The Peer Tutoring program is where students can get one on one assistance with a tutor or sign up for group tutoring sessions in order to improve their grades and class performance. Students can make appointments using TutorTrac or can walk-in for assistance. If you are interested in becoming a peer tutor or receiving tutoring, please email the UMI team!

Email us at UMI@jjay.cuny.edu

Apply Here to become a tutor!