College Tribe is an after school non-for-profit that operates on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to teach young boys robotics, chess, video game design, and computer engineering.
The mission of College Tribe is to cultivate the character, scholarship, and social capital of 3rd-8th grade boys.
The main importance of College Tribe is having black men mentoring black boys three days and week to model virtues and show them that their is potential and opportunities for them in STEM fields. The mentors also work to teach compassion, trustworthiness, and discipline.
“Our motto is black men mentoring black boys,” Patrick Wilborn, Program Director at College Tribe, said. “We give them that opportunity they didn’t know they had.”
The participating boys are challenged academically in clubs after-school and at the College Tribe locations at least once a week.
College Tribe started in 2007 to increase the number of black males in the District of Columbia graduating from high school who go on to be successful.