Renaissance Minority Male Mentoring Program {3MP} is a platform that provides comprehensive activities that promotes the personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs of our minority male students at Winston-Salem State University. The program was originally developed to increase retention rates among minority males, but we realized that all of our males need assistance in different academic, social, and professional areas. So, this program is designed to provide the inspiration and motivation that they need to reach their goals. At the same time, it creates an unwavering brotherhood that supports and expects academic excellence without excuse.

Mission Statement

Renaissance Minority Male Mentoring Program {3MP} is designed to meet the needs of a targeted group of incoming underrepresented/underserved male freshman and transfer students. The program will focus on retention/academic readiness, mentorship, identity/self-esteem, leadership, community involvement, servant leadership, volunteerism, and cultural enrichment, serves in transforming the culture of all males at Winston-Salem State University by reaching their hearts and minds through mentoring relationships and cohort experiences.


Students in the Renaissance Program will be prepared and commissioned to model the mission of the program and positively influence their peers.

Program Benefits

  • Faculty and staff mentors
  • Leadership Workshops
  • Service-learning opportunities
  • Team Building Activities
  • Conferences / College Tours
  • Student leadership opportunities
  • Priority Campus Housing
  • Entrepreneurship Workshops
  • 1:1 Academic Coaching
  • Personal Development Workshops
  • Workshops to improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Motivation, social skills and career development
  • Winston-Salem State Univ. / Appalachian State Univ.  Student Leadership Exchange