Sankofa Scholars Program

The Sankofa Scholar Program was designed to improve student retention at GPTC with special emphasis on African-American male students.  This program was named Sankofa, which is a symbol created by the Akan people who lived in the West African countries currently known as Ghana and Ivory Coast.  Sankofa is an Akan term that literally means, "to go back and get it."  The Akan believe that the past illuminates the present and that the search for knowledge is a life-long process.

This program incorporates Individual Learning Plans (ILP) for the students, an intervention system, and holistic counseling to improve the retention rate, success rate, and graduation rate of the students in this program.  It will also include a comprehensive orientation workshop for new incoming students enrolling for the fall semesters.  The criteria for students selected for the Sankofa Scholar Program are:

Must be an African-American male (other students may take advantage of the services offered)
Must take at least 6 credit hours for the Fall semester in which they are initially enrolling
Must be “provisional” in at least two learning support areas (e.g. English, Reading, Math)


The program is for the first year the student attends GPTC, but is not a first year experience program.

This program is currently on hold and may be reinstated int he future.

ID 16850

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16850, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

Please note that for security purposes, contact information can only be provided to known contacts at active Achieving the Dream institutions.

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