Creating a Path

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The summer is becoming a memory and school buses are revving up in neighborhoods across the country. Backpacks are part of the fashion for students from kindergarten to college. With this reality comes a regeneration of expectations for each student and nine months from now, an excitement of accomplishment that will propel them through the systematic promotion to another level of their educational experience. Our anticipation for the future student athletes lies in our commitment to help those who are eager to pave a path to an otherwise promising future that offers an array of opportunities. we have outlined a few tips that can help jumpstart the process. And mind you…this is just a tip of the iceberg. When you sign up for CPAP, we will team up with you to help you navigate the waters to the next level of your aspirations.   


The past decade has seen innovative approaches to the education process in this country. Once America was among the top of the list internationally…among the best but a global restructuring in the workforce has redefined the priorities in preparing the future generations to compete in the global market. And it starts in the elementary stages of our education system. The Comprehensive Preparatory Assistance Program is equipped to partner with organizations and schools to assist in this trending redevelopment. Here’s a start:


The next game changer in education which will challenge the leaders of tomorrow in the expanding global markets. It is a new dynamic that offers youths exposure to learning in an unconventional setting.


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Decisions, decisions, decisions…bundle them with the anticipation, excitement and anxieties parents and students face can be overwhelming…or not. Now that you’ve made up your mind to take the next step, preparation is the key to making a transition easier. 


There is a growing number of colleges and universities that have continued to escalate their academic offerings. We intend to showcase these programs to attract prospective high school students and athletes about the opportunities to attend and achieve at a high level in a HBCU environment. The schools are also looking to strive in the future under aggressive leadership and innovations to compete in the evolving global markets.

Did you know?

 For the fifth consecutive year, North Carolina A&T University ranks as the largest public HBCU with 12,142 students.
N.C. A&T is the No. 1 producer of engineering degrees on the undergraduate level awarded to African Americans. The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), is an academic collaboration between NC A&T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).
The Aggies have enjoyed tremendous success in NCAA FCS football and track and field. They compete in the MEAC.

For the eight-consecutive year  Benedict College was ranked as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly. The school was nominated in six categories this year, including Female President of the Year,
the third consecutive nomination for Benedict’s President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, who won the honor in 2018. 
The overall purpose of the HBCU Awards, according to HBCU Digest, is to reflect the vision, innovation, and progress of the entire campus community. In sports, the Tigers compete in the SIAC

One of the best models of revitalization in HBCUs is Paul Quinn College under the leadership of President Michael Sorrell. This is evidence of an innovative vision that he brought to the Dallas, Texas community. See for yourself!

Claflin Changing of the Guard

When Claflin University hired Dr. Henry Tisdale 25 years ago, the school was experiencing low enrollment and buildings in desperate need of maintenance. Under his guidance, Claflin has rebounded and is striving. 
​During Tisdale’s run, the school added an honors college, more scholarships, a molecular science research center, a health and wellness complex, and a new chapel. A planned $20 million fundraiser netted $30 million while a $90 million fundraiser collected $105 million.
Claflin also has an alumni donation rate of 52 percent, the highest for any HBCU in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Claflin is the nation’s seventh-highest-ranked HBCU per U.S. News & World Report.​ Now, Dr. Tisdale announced his retirement and handing the reins to a rising administrator  Read more

Meet Gil McGregor...BCSEF Podcast Host and Motivational Speaker

A former sportscaster for the Charlotte Hornets and New Orleans Hornets and a nationally-known keynote/motivational speaker, McGregor joined the Black College Sports & Education Foundation in May 2019 as host for the weekly podcasts which has featured some of the greatest sports figures in American history.
He joined the Hornets after serving as academic advisor of athletics at his alma mater, Wake Forest University. The 6-8 rebounding record-holder  was the starting center for the Demon Deacons from 1968 – 71 after being named one of the top 50 high school players in the country in 1966-67. He was drafted out of college by the Cincinnati Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) in the 1971 NBA Draft and played in 42 games with the Royals during the 1971-72 season. McGregor played seven years professionally in Belgium, France and Italy.
McGregor is a highly sought after motivational speaker whose various activities in the community have included School To Career, Teach America and the Louisiana High School Athletic Director Association. He has served on numerous boards, including the Foundations of the Carolinas Grant Advisory Board, the Board of Visitors of Chapel Hill Children’s Hospital and the Board of Visitors of UNC-Charlotte. McGregor also served as the honorary chairman of the March of Dimes Walk America.
McGregor was an analyst for the Hornets on Cox Sports Television and the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball telecasts with Jefferson Pilot/Raycom Sports. He worked the NCAA Tournament on ESPN, MEAC Basketball telecasts on ESPN2, CIAA Basketball and Football and was an analyst for Southern University Jaguar basketball.
To book Gil for your next event, contact Trecie Jeffcoat at  treciejeffcoat@gmail.com or call:(803) 606-8643.

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