GMES Supported Programs

African American Men of Arizona State University (AAMASU)

The mission of AAMASU is to engage in early outreach initiatives to prepare African American males for university entrance, retention and graduation. This is accomplished through peer support, cultural awareness programs and increased exposure of students to educational and professional relationships outside of the university to enhance the collegiate experience. 

Omega Youth Leadership Academy (OYLA)

OYLA is a comprehensive community based youth development program targeting young males of color in the 5th - 12th grades. The program is designed to effectively empower and educate males of color to realize their academic and personal potential. Programming involves a measurable out of school academic enrichment curriculum that takes place through bi-weekly interactive seminars and workshops including youth designed community service-learning projects. 

Kappa League Guide Right Program

Programs designed to aid young men of high school age to grow and develop their leadership talents in every phase of life; home, school, and community. Specific areas of focus include fostering curiosity and comprehension in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).  Providing participants with resources and tools for academic excellence, teaching responsibilities of manhood and fostering appreciation of history, culture and community engagement. 

Project Alpha

A leadership development and mentoring program targeting young men. Program participants meet monthly for interactive sessions focused on skill building, problem solving, conflict management and social skills. Participants also engage in cultural awareness activities and civic improvement projects in the local communities.

Boys To Men of Greater Phoenix

The Boys To Men Program provides trained group mentors to support teenage boys 13-17 through critical teen years towards healthy manhood using volunteer adults who show up, listen and counsel while modeling healthy male behavior.  The Goal is to help prepare and launch young men on their journey towards a positive and successful manhood.  In doing so enhance their relationships, school performance, family connections and help them to make a positive contribution to the life of our communities.  

Provost Speaker’s Series

Career and professional development seminars are presented four times per academic year at Grand Canyon University, focusing on careers in medicine, law, engineering and technology and entrepreneurship.