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The Legacy Through Leadership (LTL) Student Support Programs:

International Toastmasters Chapter & Mentoring Program

The BAA’s approach is unique, and hands-on! There is no other organization with the kind of intentional focus on Black
USC students to mentor and encourage them, or be attached to their success. The BAA LTL programs utilize best practices approaches to increase Black student success outcomes at USC, through Trojan Family Network volunteer support and relationships-- and are also great fun! USC Black alumni involvement is critical to the sustaining continued growth and success. All careers and interests are encouraged to apply!

  • LTL International Toastmasters—BAA Scholars receive public speaking expertise and mentoring
    In their own International Toastmasters Chapter on the USC campus! Coached by USC Black
    Alumni volunteers, these students perfect their skills and learn lifelong tools for success in
    monthly meetings, and through campus and team-based activities. Annual chapter dues for
    participating students are paid by the USC BAA.
  • LTL Mentees - If you are a USC student, affiliated with the USC BAA or USC CBCSA, interested in applying to become a mentee in the USC LTL Mentoring Program, please review the Mentoring Program Mentee Fact Sheet here, and following that please complete and provide to BAA the Mentee Application here.  Thank you & Fight On!
  • LTL Mentors—USC Black Alumni, USC faculty and staff, and other supporters of USC provide career coaching, professional networking, and high performance internship/job strategy as mentors to teams of BAA Scholars, and, in partnership with USC’s Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) additional Black students.  Mentors meet monthly with student teams on campus or at business/community locations connected with our mentors.  Mentor training includes facilitation instruction, communication practice, mentor do’s and don’ts, other.  Alumni have expressed that they are very fulfilled in mentoring the students, and the students are grateful for the opportunity to learn from the wisdom and experience of the mentors.  Corporate “job shadowing” and “mentoring days” are also provided for students by the mentors and the companies they work with.