This men of color mentoring program was established to give men of color a sense of inclusion and belonging at NYU. The Momentum Initiative will achieve this by developing mentoring relationships between students, staff, and faculty, establishing meaningful networking opportunities, equipping participants with relevant skills and knowledge of NYU and community resources, and facilitating academic enrichment and empowering dialogue. Participants will also develop a mentoring network by participating in one of the following clusters that will consist of a community of undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and faculty:

  • APIDA/Indigenous
  • Black/Latinx
  • First-Generation

All men of color (inclusive of feem, trans, and non-binary) students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to apply. Please review the following program goals, program benefits, and application information (which includes important date information) before completing the application form. 

Program Goals

  • Connect, retain, and graduate self-identified men of color
  • Provide academic enrichment opportunities from inception into program until graduation
  • Provide students with the skills and tools to navigate the higher education space within the NYU context
  • Aid students in developing meaningful relationships with the broader NYU community
  • Generate conversations around identity with the intent to promote critical consciousness, advocacy, and solidarity
  • Provide professional development growth opportunities

Program Benefits

  • Establish meaningful personal and professional relationships
  • Attend FREE social events
  • Engage and give back to local communities through community service events
  • Receive priority volunteer consideration for University-wide events such as MLK Week and Solidarity Week
  • Special consideration for internships, job opportunities, and University committees
  • Addition to Momentum Initiative Resume book

Application Information

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  • Mentee Application (Undergraduate Students)Deadline is Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
  • Mentor Application is closed