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4A Program

Welcome to Baltimore City Community College’s 4A Program (
Academic Acceleration for African American Males), where we are excited about improving the lives of African American Males. Our intent is to invest in the education of Black Men /African American Males through the 4A Program. Participants are presented with opportunities to become academically successful as a General Studies Major.

Our investment in 4A members is not confined only to the classroom, but it extends outside of the classroom. Under the guidelines of the Department of Education’s Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI) project grant, we have been commissioned to improve the persistence, retention, and completion of African American male students.

The 4A Program offers the following services to all members:
  • Mentoring
  • Discussion Groups
  • Workshops
  • Enrichment/Social Events
  • Tutoring
  • Speakers/Presenters
  • Field Trips
  • Academic Advising

We believe that our program is unique and offers several opportunities. If you are looking to be challenged academically and changed inwardly then the 4A Program is for you.


Duane O. Reid, Jr.
, M.A., M.B.A., B.A.
Program Director