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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion would like to introduce our A.I.M program. We are committed to making students transition to higher education successfully!

A.I.M stands for Achieve Impact Motivate under our Penguin Ally Collective. This program is a mentoring program for first-year first-generation underrepresented and/or marginalized students who plan to be among the first in their families to achieve a bachelor's degree. We invite them to get acquainted with the campus community, other first-year students, and get off to a strong start in higher education with a mentor supporting you in this process. This program is one of many under Penguin Ally Collective (PAC) designed to support students on their journey to graduation. Students will have a network of people on their side to help them navigate through college and guide them through challenges as well.

A.I.M. will enable students to:

  • Develop meaningful relationships with staff & faculty on campus.
  • Develop relationships with peers possessing similar interests.
  • Connections to campus and Youngstown city resources.
  • Learn about volunteer opportunities that will enhance the work
  • experience and build on your academic skills.
  • Develop useful academic skills that will help with the college experience. 
  • Attend and/or be a part of meaningful campus events.
  • Receive a guide to higher education success to support you until graduation.
  • Identify & create an academic plan and social network of support.
  • Get connected to a Mentor who will support you throughout your academic year.

Click here to apply!

ally circle sessions

Date Event
October 21, 2021          AIM Ally Circles Session 1-Dr. Cryshanna Jackson-Internship Opportunities
 November 15, 2021  AIM Ally Circles Session 2-Domonique Sak-Professional Development: having a resume, how to interview, what to wear, and job opportunities for the Spring
December 9, 2021 AIM Ally Circles Session 3- Carol Bennett-Being your Authentic Self 
 January 24, 2022 AIM Ally Circles Session 4-Dr. Nicolette Powe-Topic TBA
February 17, 2022 AIM Ally Circles Session 5-Dr. Patrick Spearman- Topic TBA
March 21, 2022   AIM Ally Circles Session 6-Susan Moorer-Topic TBA