Our Philosophy

Why Low Income First-Generation Males?

The MSI provides leadership development, support services (both academic and non-academic) to low income first-generation males who currently attend CSUF as well as prospective students (including local community college, high school, and middle school students). The MSI provides programs that are grounded in the following research-based principles of positive leadership development:

  • Positive communication
  • Thriving in an obstacle laden environment
  • Positive goal setting
  • Relationship building
  • Building resiliency capacity

These leadership principles are embedded in our program design and methodology in the following ways:

  • Developing a positive academic climate
  • Achieving extraordinary effectiveness
  • Developing spectacular, achievable goals
  • Enhanced team building
  • Treating young men with respect