About Kansas City Public Schools M.O.C.H.A.
The Men of Color, Honor, and Ambition (M.O.C.H.A.) mentoring program is dedicated to developing young high school men to achieve academic success. M.O.C.H.A. is open to high school male students entering the 10th grade, and although it is open to participants of any race or ethnicity, it has specifically been designed through the lens of male students of color.
M.O.C.H.A. is a partnership with the University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity and Kansas City Public Schools Office of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation. M.O.C.H.A. receives partial funding from the Prime Health Foundation.
M.O.C.H.A. participants will achieve academic excellence, graduate from high school, attend a college or university, and be empowered to become successful leaders and role models in their respective careers and communities.
- Increase the retention rates of male students of color
- Foster a sense of community among participants
- Support and challenge men of color to achieve academic excellence
- Develop an increased awareness surrounding business acumen, etiquette, professional attire,
- Academic support mechanisms, and social activities
- Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership activities
- Promote community service and engagement
Five Foundational Pillars of M.O.C.H.A.
- Health And Wellness
*M.O.C.H.A. mentors are recruited from the Kansas City community by Dr. Derald Davis, Assistant Superintendent of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation.