The 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project aims to intervene in the lives of minority male youth in an effort to provide them with positive role models and experiences that will empower them to make good choices and encourage healthy living, responsibility, respect, and achievement. Expected outcomes include improved academic performance, reduced truancy, fewer referrals and suspensions, and increased pathways to success through mentoring and diverse experiences.
Young men from grades 3 - 12 will participate in various cultural and educational experiences such as visits to college campuses, etiquette workshops, and job and career building trainings. Students will also serve as ambassadors for the program and the school district throughout the City of Jacksonville. Each school will have a 5000 Role Models of Excellence Site Director who will serve as club sponsors to facilitate speakers, field trips, and assist in mentor recruitment.
A perspective member should be a minority male (not exclusive) at a participating 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project School. Students must complete the Application and submit a Parent Consent Form. Students must be willing to attend weekly meetings and attend project events. To be deemed eligible a student must meet at least two of the qualifying criteria factors.