Blacklimated in one of the retention initiatives launched through Project Lumina. As an intervention, the class has been designed specifically for first year (freshmen and transfers) African American men at UCLA. It seeks to provide a space for participants to engage one another in meaningful dialogue that is relevant to the individual and collective experiences of transitioning into UCLA. The class provides both a safe space for the sharing out of African American male experiences and critical thinking arena to unpack those experiences and foster clarity and understanding. The curriculum is designed to introduce participants to a number of pertinent resources that help establish a community for empowerment and successful navigation of UCLA.