Project 25

Keith Keys talks with students

The Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male (BRC) developed Project 25 for the purpose of helping African American male students matriculate through The Ohio State University with the intent of excelling after the completion of their undergraduate degrees. As undergraduate students, African American males typically are not adequately informed of the numerous opportunities available upon completing their undergraduate studies.

Recognizing the Center’s namesake, who wore the number “25” as a member of the Ohio State football team and the National Football League, Project 25 will work in cooperation with other Ohio State departments/units, especially the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Post-Baccalaureate Program. Embracing Ohio State’s mission of becoming global citizens, enroll­ees will be kept abreast of opportunities statewide, national and international. Project 25 will make certain that the BNRC’s priority of creating a sense of community and connectedness for the success of Ohio State’s African American males is fulfilled.

Future workshops will explore the following:

  • Campus programs and options across disciplines
  • Research & internship opportunities
  • Graduate & professional school process
  • Interview preparedness
  • Goal setting
  • Brand management
  • Resume development