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Become OARSmen

The OARSmen program is a College, Life & Career Readiness Program. It incorporates the talents, resources, expertise and interest of the men of Epsilon Pi Boulé with selected and deserving young men in DFW, TX to forge an empowering and enriching experience.

The deadline to submit an application for the OARSmen Program is Friday, April 19, 2024, by 7pm.

The OARSmen Program

Merriam-Webster defines Oarsman as a man who rows, especially an expert in rowing; A very tough mind and body is needed to succeed.  For Oarsmen, rowing isn't a great sport for athletes looking for MVP status. It is, however, teamwork’s best teacher.  Rowing is a teaching example of life..  Sometimes the boat flips, but you must get back in it. You can’t always see where you’re going, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go. There is no “I” in boat.  The OARSmen Program:

  • Two-year development program targeting second semester high school Sophomores / Rising Juniors. The selected students begin the program as “Crew Members”. Selection criteria includes:

    • Rising Junior

    • African-American Male

    • 3.0 GPA

  • The OARSmen program consists of monthly developmental courses and experiences that focus on the five success pillars of the OAR Success Foundation.. Selected students are immersed in:

    • Mentorship Experiences

    • Leadership Workshops

    • ACT/SAT preparation

    • College Readiness

    • Graduate Presentation


  • A signature event held annually promotes family, fellowship, and teamwork.​

Who should apply?

African-American young men in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex who are genuinely interested and prepared to grow and strengthen themselves and their communities can express their interest by submitting an application to become an OARSmen. Contact Us with inquiries.

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