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This renewal grant will provide continued support to the Sphinx Organization to offer a continuum of music instruction to underserved students in Flint, Michigan. The Sphinx Overture program, which introduces students to classical music and the violin, will expand to six Flint elementary schools. The program will provide students with free group violin lessons after school. Students from the program will be eligible for additional private lessons at the school from program instructors and for scholarships to take more advanced violin lessons and classes at the Flint Institute of Music at no cost. In addition, the Catalyst Quartet, a premier ensemble comprised of Sphinx competition alumni, will come to Flint for a residency. These experienced artists will provide master classes, lessons, and chamber music coaching to students and hold free public performances for the community.
This grant will enable Mott Community College to continue an intensive and short-term, boot-camp style program that raises students’ literacy and readiness levels to meet eligibility requirements for job training, high school diploma, GED, and/or postsecondary education programs. In the first year of this initiative, 252 low-skilled students enrolled in this remedial/refresher course with more than 165 increasing their skill levels by two grades. Recommended support will allow Mott Community College to further develop this course in an effort to boost and improve the academic habits and employability skills of low-skilled students.
This grant will enable Mott Community College to continue the GAPS: Transition Program. The program, which is an intervention strategy developed by Mott Middle Early College High School staff, assists students in making the transition from middle school to the more rigorous middle/early college high school setting. Recommended support will allow Mott Community College to provide high school and college readiness services in the summer and academic year for students entering Mott Middle Early College High School. Approximately 400 students will benefit from services via the GAPS: Transition Program.
The Mott Foundation, through its four grantmaking programs, funds selected projects focusing on state-wide economic, workforce, and environmental challenges.
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