The AAMI Learning Community helps African-American male students adjust academically and socially to college life. Students are enmeshed in an environment of mutual support designed to foster academic success. During fall and spring semesters of their freshman year, students attend classes together, frequently choose to study together, and have their academic progress monitored by the coordinator of the AAMI program. Attempts are made to address problems of an academic nature or of student adjustment as soon as they become known. The merging of academic life and friendships formed during the Learning Community, allow students to make friends quickly, establish study groups, and help each other through the first year of college. In addition, LC students receive individualized mentoring and are encouraged to develop relationships with faculty members.