Brother Dr. Brian Gant, Assistant Dean of Technology for the Simon School of Business at Maryville University, donated 15 laptops to the young men of the Alpha Mentoring Program (AMP) on behalf of the university. Since 2017, Dr. Gant has made it his mission to expose the young men in the AMP program to the opportunities of higher education that his great alma mater offers. His participation with the Alpha Mentoring Program, also known as The Village, has opened doors of opportunity for young black males throughout the St. Louis region. From providing personal campus tours and basketball games to cyber security workshops and stem labs, his dedication to fostering equitable educational opportunities and supporting underserved communities is truly commendable.
Maryville University provides tangible resources and instills a sense of hope and possibility within our community. The AMP/Village mentoring program, under the direction of Brother Kenan Morrison, will use these computers to aid in the educational enrichment and skill development of our young men. We thank Dr. Gant for contributing to the enhancement of our young men’s educational experiences.