The college scholars program includes employment/internship opportunities, scholarships, and mentoring. “We appeal to you to support the development of our College Scholars Program by joining us at our 1st annual golf tournament,” said Lea Hargett, president of MBCC. “Many of our young business leaders will be present, sharing their talents, and leading the festivities. We take our responsibility to teach, encourage and engage young people very seriously.”
“We believe that all our work is for naught if it is not being done to embrace and educate the future leaders who will follow. Data provided by the U.S. Department of Education, shows that only 30% of Minnesota African Americans enrolled in an undergraduate program finished Bachelor degrees; 29% finished Associate degrees; and 41% completed certificate programs,” Hargett said.