The Student Freedom Initiative announced a strategic partnership with the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
The foundation provides youth outreach services that help cultivate the next generation of responsible leaders by providing educational enrichment, mentoring, life transformation skills, and global service initiatives.
Together, they will continue to elevate the excellence of students attending MSIs, advocate for their upward economic and social mobility, seek partners committed to closing the wealth gap, and provide a platform to advance the entire ecosystem.
“Access to quality, affordable higher education is one of the most important steps our community can take towards achieving racial equity,” added Steve Harvey. “Our foundation is proud to support the work of Robert F. Smith and the Student Freedom Initiative to highlight the outstanding job done by HBCUs and other MSIs to elevate the social and economic mobility of our students to achieve their greatest potential via this enduring, scalable solution.”
Earlier this month, the Student Freedom Initiative announced the next round of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in its program.
The HBCUs are as follows:
Alabama A&M University, Benedict College, Bennett College, Bowie State University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Interdenominational Theological Center, Jackson State University, Jarvis Christian College, Lemoyne-Owen College, Miles College, Morris College, Norfolk State University, Shaw University, Texas College, Texas Southern University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, University of the Virgin Islands, Virginia Union University, and Voorhees College.
This now brings the number of participating states in the Student Freedom Initiative program from eight to 12. It also triples the number of participating schools from nine to 29 in the Student Freedom Initiative program.
“We are pleased to welcome the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation in support of our critical mission to advance the narrative surrounding minority serving institutions and the students they support. Together, we look forward to sharing and promoting the extraordinary talent of our students in a competitive global economy.” said Founder Robert F. Smith.