like branches that bear fruit, we support our youth
e have sought to expose minority students to the plethora of opportunities that
await them after graduation. For over 20 years, RAMM sponsored a Career Day event each November for minority high-school juniors and seniors at the Rockford Metro Center. With the cooperation of the Rockford School District, this event was annually attended by approximately 400 students seeking to learn about possible career paths and other options available to them once they successfully negotiate the somewhat treacherous waters of higher education and training. Representatives from business, industry, trade schools, colleges and universities, the Armed Services, and other educational institutions eagerly participated in this endeavor. Thousands of African Americans with origins in the Rockford area can reflect on their career day experiences as an important catalyst in what helped them plan for their futures.
Awarded 636 Scholarships Since 1982...Totaling Nearly $1 Million
A number of these students are first generation college students
Approximately 20% of former RAMM Scholarship recipients have graduated and returned to the Rockford region
Professions RAMM Scholars have entered: finance, healthcare, law, engineering, human services, education, medicine, and information technology