SBME Student Think Tank

Think Tank for High School Students

Every spring, the SBME Project invites hundreds of Black male high school students to join us on the UCLA campus.  The SBME Think Tank for high school students engages youth in a day of workshops and activities led by Black male undergraduates, many of whom come from the same schools and communities as the young men.  Undergraduates spend the day facilitating workshops, discussions, and examining culturally relevant topics, such as:  Meeting the A-G requirements, creating your own school, and the controversy of the N-Word.  The purpose of the day is to engage young men from Los Angeles with the UCLA campus, while ensuring they see examples of successful Black men in college.

The annual SBME Think Tank takes place in May of each year.  We partner with the following high schools for this event:

  • King Drew Magnet High School
  • Long Beach Jordan High School
  • Long Beach Polytechnic High School
  • Washington Preparatory High School
  • Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnet (WESM)
  • Centennial High School

For more information about the SBME student Think Tank, please contact Rachael Thomas at