Joshua Moore is a Business Management & Entrepreneurship major with a minor in public speaking who will be graduating this year. He hasn’t had the easiest life journey, but is incredibly grateful for the AAMI program for guiding him through his college experience.
“In the African American male community, we suffer mass incarceration. I’m a returning citizen myself, and not too many [people] bridge the gap to make it back and do well,” Moore said. “Without that help and support, I don’t know if I’d have achieved the level that I’ve achieved.
“I’m currently the group president. I have a voice, and I want to reach them [young men],” Moore said. “I was once that person, and I know what it’s gonna take for them to listen.”
The group’s mission hasn’t changed.
“The hopes and the goals we have, they haven’t changed,” DeWitt said. “Momentum got a little wary, but I think that we’re still one of the best representatives of the best options for furthering your education in the area. It might not all be the classic American dream, but it’s a road, it’s got some bumps and roadblocks, some muddy waters to swim through, but if you prioritize your education, there are possibilities.”
Moore said, “I really believe in the system and the program, it’s saving lives and salvaging dreams, and that’s what it’s all about.”
For more information about the program, visit https://www.sinclair.edu/services/support/aami/ .