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Future Minority Teachers Initiative

University of Michigan-Flint

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Revitalizing the Education Continuum
  • Grant Amount $77,560
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

Despite a student population of more than 50 percent African-Americans in the district, only 7 percent of the students enrolled in the University of Michigan-Flint’s (UM-Flint) School of Education are African American.Funding will enable UM-Flint’s Center for Service Learning and School Partnerships to focus on involving parents of high school students in the planning and development of an assessment directed toward the education profession; coordinating activities with academic clubs; exposing high school students to the teaching profession and minority educators; providing social support groups along with mentoring and counseling; developing a mentoring relationship between participating minority teaching faculty and staff and community members; and offering higher education preparation for students.In 2001, UM-Flint launched a series of student-centered activities at Flint Northern High School to expose students to the teaching profession and to increase active parental involvement in their student’s college preparation.