21% of the men who come to Ujamaa Place do not have a high school diploma or equivalent. All of the programs under the Theory of Transformation™ are critical to a Ujamaa Man’s personal success, but Ujamaa Place places added emphasis on the Education program, because participants must be educated in order to compete in today’s job market.
The Education program offers two tracks, GED and Higher Education, in order to meet each Ujamaa Man where they are in terms of the level of education attained at the time of enrollment. For those participants who have not received a high school diploma or equivalent at the time of enrollment, Ujamaa Place offers GED prep courses and tutoring. Ujamaa Place is proud to partner with the Ronald Hubb Center, where its participants can get extra help with preparing for their GED test as well as take the actual test.
For those men entering the program who have already attained their high school diploma or equivalent, Ujamaa Place offers higher education opportunities for its participants to learn about the college application and admission process through lectures, one-on-one coaching, and even college tours.