Postsecondary education is a bridge to equity and economic opportunity that not only boosts individuals, but the communities in which they live. Black and Latino males, however, all too often fail to attain these benefits and, in fact, are losing ground faster than ever. Young Men of Talent (YMT) program will address this crisis head on.
Young Men of Talent (YMT) program aims to ensure that Black and Latino males nationwide access and graduate from college prepared to enter the workforce. The pilot, which will initially support 100 Black and Latino males from high school through graduation at the University of Vermont. The first group of 20 YMT scholars entered UVM in August 2023, and the next two cohorts of 40 YMT scholars each will enter UVM in 2024 and 2025. YMT scholars will be selected from CFES and other schools across the country.