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I am the Program Manager for HBCU C.A.R.E.S., a SAMHSA funded initiative aimed at increasing the awareness of and offering access to behavioral health fields for students attending HBCUs. The initiative is housed in the HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health at Clark Atlanta University.

The purpose of this message is to share the 2021-2022 Application for the Behavioral Health Ambassador Program (BHAP), the flagship program of HBCU C.A.R.E.S. Eligible students are U.S. citizens currently enrolled in counseling, nursing, psychology, and social work graduate programs at HBCUs. For nursing students, we are seeking those looking to pursue careers in psychiatric nursing. We are also seeking psychiatry residents and/or medical students at HBCUs that are interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry.

Over the course of two academic semesters, each selected Ambassador will:2021-2022 BHAP Application Flyer

  • Earn a $7,000 stipend
  • Attend monthly professional and career development sessions
  • Deliver Presentations and Career Chats to undergraduates at HBCUs
  • Participate in the HBCU C.A.R.E.S. Conference
  • Contribute to the HBCU C.A.R.E.S. digital platforms

BHAP Application link:

DEADLINE: April 15, 2021

Please share the attached flyer with your graduate counseling students!

In this time of COVID-19 and beyond, we are committed to ensuring our future ambassadors will receive an enriching, supportive, accommodating experience through virtual engagement and communication.

You can learn more about The HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health and our initiative, HBCU C.A.R.E.S., at I would love the opportunity to speak with you about the Behavioral Health Ambassador Program should you have any questions.


Charles Jenkins
Program Manager, HBCU C.A.R.E.S.
HBCU Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health
Clark Atlanta University
223 James P Brawley Dr SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

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