Frequently Asked Questions
Do I qualify for the BMLDI program?
Black Male Leadership Development Institute (BMLDI) is a program which brings African American boys, headed to grades 9-12, together to participate in a year-long program designed to increase educational and leadership opportunities for the selected participants. As long as the student has a serious interest in developing leadership skills, an adequate School Attendance (report card), and a cumulative report card (2.5 preferred GPA) You qualify for BMLDI.
How long is the program?
BMLDI is a year-long program. The Program starts as a 7 day retreat on the campus of Robert Morris University and continues with the Saturday Institute which begins in August and concludes in May.
How much does it cost?
BMLDI is FREE to all students. Students are sponsored by The Heinz Endowments & The Buhl Foundation.
Do we have to be from Pittsburgh area?
BMLDI is available FREE of charge to participants who live in the Pittsburgh region.