We know you can become an extraordinary leader. That's why Diablo Valley College is
proud to announce the African American Male Leadership Program (AAMLP) starting this
fall. AAMLP builds men into the leaders of tomorrow while increasing student success.
We achieve these goals by integrating best practices in academic programs and student
support services. AAMLP exposes students to models of success fostering excellence
and alignment of effective resources to increase student learning.
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like
a tree without roots.” - Marcus Garvey
Leadership development. Through exposure to the lessons learned and shared by DVC faculty and staff, community
leaders and guest speakers, students will gain inspiration and insight into how to
pursue their own successes. They will also better understand how to become role models
themselves, through mentoring opportunities.
Relationship building. Students will network with DVC faculty and staff, community leaders, and guest speakers
fostering students network while strengthening bonds to community and providing self-awareness
through intentional engagement.
Self-improvement. With the support of the positive relationships developed in AAMLP, students will
set goals to achieve personal and academic growth.
Ambassadorship. Students will be encouraged to share the program with other African American peers
and all students, to enrich their experience, expand their points of view and to generate
new AAMLP membership.
Social-cultural identity. To foster improved levels of personal and social confidence and develop social skills,
participants will engage in Drum Circles. This non-verbal activity builds upon a collective
aspect of diverse cultures, will motivate and help to produce calming effects and
bonds within the group, to restore cultural connections and the power of community
AAMLP is focused on supporting all new and continuing students, especially African
American males who are enrolled in a minimum of 12 units.