MP3 is a small group counseling experience that exists to empower Black male student athletes.
Paul C. Harris, Ph.D
Dr. Harris, the founder of the MP3 program, is an assistant professor of education at the University of Virginia where he leads the MP3 research lab. His research focuses on finding practical, effective ways to promote the college and career readiness of historically marginalized populations, particularly Black male student-athletes. He can be reached at
Bethany Bagley; Rachel Desmond; Ray Hines; Brian Emberly; Cameron MacDonald; Allison Piotrowski; Najwa Tatby; Sarah Wiener; Andrea Xisto
Erik Hines, Florida State University
Darren Kelly, University of Texas - Austin
Renae D. Mayes, Ball State University
Antoinette Thomas, University of Virginia
Derick Williams, University of Virginia
Carol Freeman, School Counselor
David Wilkerson, School Counselor
Maurice Clarett, Athlete & Entrepreneur
Increased awareness of oppression in society and the sociopolitical implications that follow
Development of empowering, positive identities in and out of sport
Facilitating change in their environment
Harris, P. C., Mayes, R. D., Freeman, C., **Eberly, B., **Tatby, N., & **Wiener, S. (in press). Men passionately pursuing purpose: A group counseling intervention for Black male student athletes. Journal for Specialists in Group Work.
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