In this presentation, we focus on mentoring as a strategy to mend the cracks in the education pipeline for African American students. Our presentation highlights the African American Mentoring Program (AAMP) model and examines the unique methods it uses to support African American students. AAMP operates from a Transitional Cultural Framework and strives to bridge the gap between the students’ culture and the culture of the educational institution/school. AAMP’s uniqueness is harnessed in its deep roots in culture, history, collectivism, and intergenerational sharing of knowledge.

Strand: F, Level: I-II

Dr. Tonika Duren Green, school psychology professor; Shameeka Lewis, M.S., graduate student, San Diego State University; Daunte Haynes, Ed.S. school psychologist, King-Chavez High School, San Diego.