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LOST CHILDREN FOUNDATION POST-SECONDARY CONTINUING EDUCATION (PSCE) BMA PROGRAM
BLACK MALES ACHIEVING
If ever there was a group in grave need of support in America, it is the young black male! Doomed to struggle from the womb to the tomb, of all the human species in America, past and present, the young black male is the most endangered! Through no fault of his own, he is born into a world mingled with kindness, undergirded by hatred; with arms wide-open, prepared to hold him back; and with good intentions, clothed in deception. NOT because he's BLACK, but because America knows the black male's potential, his heritage, his intellect, and his origin. He is the offspring of the first writers, the first artists, the first mathematicians, the first scientists, the first musicians, and the first creators of civilization. He is worthy to be praised, worthy of equality of opportunity, worthy of "A BETTER CHANCE," worthy of the best education that money can buy, and worthy of LCF's and America's investment in his future.
To Be Excellent is to Be Complacent!
The young black male needs what every other child in America needs--a "quality" education in a nurturing environment: an environment where the ultimate goal is to pursue excellence. It is not excellence, in and of itself, that makes us "good" or "great", on the contrary, it is the pursuit of excellence. It is never being satisfied. It is the constant "hunt" to be better than we were yesterday, so that we can compete tomorrow.
If ever there was a time to buckle down and knuckle under, now is the time! To whom do you buckle down, and to whom should you knuckle under? The answer to these questions is simple. YOURSELF -YOU! Compete with yourself! Exalt yourself! Push yourself! Don't get caught up into today because what is today, is gone tomorrow, but you have to make today count. Everyday that today counts is a step ahead tomorrow!
Targeted For Greatness!
As a race, the black man has made his mark, so much so that since his enslavement, he has been targeted for greatness. We know this because, if there is ONE thing America knows about the black man, America knows that he is destined to "overcome." Despite all the obstacles, over countless years, that have obstructed the black man's path, the mountains he has had to climb, and the many times he hit "rock bottom," he came back more powerful and mightier than before. Despite all his suffering, the black man is a spiritual, kind-hearted,
caring, and forgiving being.
The black man can "thank" America because every hardship he has endured, every mean-spirited, indecent assault, all his pain and suffering, his indefatigable, unrelenting will to survive and thrive has caused the black man to struggle against a formidable opponent. Be thankful for these long arduous years of hardship and struggle because it is YOUR struggle that fires your power. It is your struggle that makes you one of America's most endangered, most feared, most praised, most renowned, and BLESSED creatures. It is your continual struggle, the most unique aspect of your being, that makes you targeted for greatness. America knows this; otherwise, America would not go to all the trouble it does to deprive the black man of "equality of opportunity and fair and equitable treatment.
Stay tuned, there is more to come!
Educational Enrichment and Academic Support
The Lost Children Foundation works with young black males starting in middle school, or in grades 6-8, through high school and into post secondary educational institutions.
- These are some of the services offered to young African American males seeking to do well in school and to be prepared for post secondary education:
- Financial sponsorship for pre-college tours.
- Tutorial assistance (reading, English, & writing).
- Obtaining Scholarships:
- Tutorial support in responding to essay questions on college applications. (Reviewing, critiquing, and revising college and scholarship essays.)
- Other related college prep and enrollment requirements.
5. Post-Secondary Continuing Education Scholarships.
(PSCE) Scholarships offered in Pennsylvania and Kentucky
Preparing to Apply for College and Scholarships
In the past, scholarship and college applications asked for a personal essay. You could write about whatever you desired: your interests, family, likes and dislikes, hobbies, and aspirations. Nowadays, college applications and applications for scholarships want to know about you in terms of your volunteerism, ways in which you have helped others, how you approach and solve problems, your opinion about global issues, health issues, your hobbies and interests and how you have used those hobbies and interests to benefit others, and most of all, how you plan to make a contribution and "fit in" to the college of your choice.
To be prepared to respond to writing prompts in college applications and scholarship applications, start as early as middle school volunteering in your community, networking with leaders in your community, getting involved in school and community activities, initiating and completing service learning projects, helping others, and making EXCELLENT marks in school and on standardized tests.
Start diagnostically, as early as 7th grade to take the SAT and ACT so that you can become familiar with the test format and seek academic and enrichment support. By 10th grade, you should have a pretty good idea of your ACT and/or SAT performance.
Average ACT Scores:
Scores 17 and below are not acceptable.
18 = 50%; (Fair: not good and not bad)
24 = 75% (Above Average)
31= 95% (Excellent)
36= 100% (Highest Possible Score)
The average SAT in the U.S. is 1497 (round up to 1500.
A competitive score is around 2100. Shoot for between 600-700 (above average scores) on each test: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and Writing.
A perfect SAT score is 2400.
For further information, contact Dr. Mickey, Executive Director of Programs:
Lost Children Foundation Pennsylvania Division
E-mail: Dr. Mickey at: [email protected]
Please note: The Lost Children Foundation provides support to eligible individuals free of charge.