- 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.