Black Gems is Enrolling Students Now!

Event Date

September 30th, 2021

Event Time

- 4/22/22 6:00 pm


HYBRID- Virtual/In-Person


*Free (College Tour fee: $600.00)


Enroll Now!

Black Gems: Preparing You For Success
September 30, 2021 to April 22, 2022
2100 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
(Fully vaccinated students can meet in person, all others will meet virtually.)

Students in the Twin Cities region, grades 9-12 with at least 2.0 GPA, should apply for the Black Gems
program at

Students receive:

  • Basic academic support in reading and writing
  • Improv exercises as preparation for writing their college admission essays
  • Civics and community service opportunities
  • Presentations on recognizing and building healthy relationships
  • Training in money management and investing
  • Information on college options, admissions, financial aid, culture, and requirements


A 5-day springtime HBCU tour, including cultural sites, is the highlight of the Black Gems experience. Fee: $600.00

Seniors may be matched with a mentor who will stay with them through their first year of college.

For more information contact: Marquita Stephens, VP, Strategic Engagement, phone: (612) 302-3114


Enroll Now!

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