African Diaspora Program MentorsOn April 8, 2015, the African Diaspora Program launched its Spring 2015 session of the Skyline College/ LINKS, Inc. Mentorship Academy. The program welcomed a new cohort of ten students who shared their diverse backgrounds and aspirations for the mentorship program. A collaborative effort between Skyline College, the local chapter of LINKS Inc., an organization committed to improving the lives of African-Americans, and Grand Bassa Community College in Liberia, the program intends to provide young women with support that will assist them in developing academic, social, and intellectual success.

Skyline College President Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud provided an enlightening opening to the session in which she highlighted the importance of programs that support student success. Dean of Global Learning Programs and Services, Richard Soyombo followed this point by suggesting that programs of this nature will surely play a key role in preparing students for their future.

Skyline/LINKS, Inc. Mentorship Academy and its participants look forward to the remaining five weeks of mentorship sessions and activities.

For more information, on the African Diaspora Program and the Mentorship Program, please contact Clyde Lewis at,

Article by Conor O’Brien and Clyde Lewis | Photo by Carolyn Block